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The Wing (Upper), 1/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art

 

“Ordinary to Extraordinary: Stories of the Museum” showcases exceptional works curated from the four core collections of the Museum — Chinese Antiquities, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, China Trade Art, Modern and Hong Kong Art. By sharing the fascinating stories behind these masterpieces, we hope to take you down memory lane to revisit the little-known anecdotes of the museum throughout the 57 legendary years since its founding.

 

 

Audio Description

Xu Bing, "A book from the sky" image

Xu Bing, "A book from the sky" audio description

Xu Bing(1955 – )
A book from the sky
1987 – 1991
Mixed media 
ca. 1500 x 850 x 400cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
Sponsored by Bei Shan Tang Foundation 
AC2000.0045

Lui Shou-kwan, "Zen painting" image

Lui Shou-kwan, "Zen painting" audio description

Lui Shou-kwan (1919 – 1975)
Zen painting
1970
Ink and colour on paper
179.8 x 96.5 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
AC1976.0053

William Havell, "Waterfall at Aberdeen, Hong Kong" image

William Havell, "Waterfall at Aberdeen, Hong Kong" audio description

William Havell (1782 – 1857) (attri.)
Waterfall at Aberdeen, Hong Kong
ca. 1816
Watercolour on paper
10.5 x 16 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
AH1964.0363

Anonymous Artist, "The Great Fire of Canton's Thirteen Factories, Blazing and Roaring" image

Anonymous Artist, "The Great Fire of Canton's Thirteen Factories, Blazing and Roaring" audio description

Anonymous
Guangzhou foreign factories on fire – in full blaze
1822
Oil on canvas
27 x 38 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
Donated by Sir Robert Ho Tung
AH1964.0032

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels" image

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels" audio description

Twelve cups with representing flowers of the months in wucai enamels
Kangxi period (1662 – 1722), Qing dynasty
Ceramics
H 5 cm  Dia 6.5 cm
The K.S. Lo Collection
C1981.0245

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-March" image

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-March" audio description

Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-March
Kangxi period (1662 – 1722), Qing dynasty
Ceramics
H 5 cm  Dia 6.5 cm
The K.S. Lo Collection
C1981.0245

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-June" image

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-June" audio description

Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-June
Kangxi period (1662 – 1722), Qing dynasty
Ceramics
H 5 cm  Dia 6.5 cm
The K.S. Lo Collection
C1981.0245

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-September" image

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-September" audio description

Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-September
Kangxi period (1662 – 1722), Qing dynasty
Ceramics
H 5 cm  Dia 6.5 cm
The K.S. Lo Collection
C1981.0245

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-December" image

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-December" audio description

Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels-December    
Kangxi period (1662 – 1722), Qing dynasty
Ceramics
H 5 cm  Dia 6.5 cm
The K.S. Lo Collection
C1981.0245

"Vase with applied chi-dragon decoration and scrolling peony design in underglaze blue" image

"Vase with applied chi-dragon decoration and scrolling peony design in underglaze blue" audio description

Vase with applied chi-dragon decoration and scrolling peony design in underglaze blue
5th year of Tianshun period (1461), Ming dynasty
Ceramics
H 31.3 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
C1989.0115

"Stem cup with lotus design in doucai technique" image

"Stem cup with lotus design in doucai technique" audio description

Stem cup with lotus design in doucai technique
Chenghua period (1465 – 1487), Ming dynasty Ceramics
H 7 cm  Dia 6.1 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
C1981.0018

Wang Yinxian, Zhang Shouzhi, "Large teapot with ribbed decoration and overhead handle" image

Wang Yinxian, Zhang Shouzhi, "Large teapot with ribbed decoration and overhead handle" audio description

Wang Yinxian (1943 – 2018)
Zhang Shouzhi (Designer) (1932 –  )
Large teapot with ribbed decoration and overhead handle
1993
Ceramics
H 16.8 cm  W 20.8 cm
The K.S. Lo Collection
C1994.0082

Ju Lian, "A hundred flowers" image

Ju Lian, "A hundred flowers" audio description

Ju Lian (1828 – 1904)
A hundred flowers
1875
Ink and colour on silk
36.5 x 617 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
FA1983.0207

Gao Jianfu, "Sepia" image

Gao Jianfu, "Sepia" audio description

Gao Jianfu (1879 – 1951)
Sepia
ca. 1906 – 1950
135.8 x 69.1 cm
Ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
FA1978.0026

Deng Feng, "Zhong Kui snatches the little demons" image

Deng Feng, "Zhong Kui snatches the little demons" audio description

Deng Feng (1894 – 1964)
Zhong Kui snatches the little demons
1926
Ink and colour on paper
123.5 x 58.2 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
FA1985.0012

Hon Chi-fun, "Up and away" image

Hon Chi-fun, "Up and away" audio description

Hon Chi-fun (1922 – 2019)
Up and away
1974
Acrylic on canvas
168 x 168 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
AC2005.0125

Fang Zhaolin, "Boat People On The Sea" image

Fang Zhaolin, "Boat People On The Sea" audio description

Fang Zhaoling (1914 – 2006)
Boat people on the sea
1981
Ink and colour on paper
68.4 x138 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
AC1994.0047

TONG King-sum, "Sketch: Movement" image

TONG King-sum, "Sketch: Movement" audio description

Tong King-sum (1940 – 2008)
Sketch: movement
1996
Teak
H 177 cm  W 80 cm  D 45 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
AC2015.0013

Ha Bik-chuen, "Shy girl" image

Ha Bik-chuen, "Shy girl" audio description

Ha Bik-chuen (1925 – 2009)
Shy girl
2002
Mixed media (wood, leather and iron)
H 145 cm  W 32 cm  D 28 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
Donated by Ms Leung Siu-mee
AC2012.0078

Gao Qifeng, "Monkeys and Snowy Pine" image

Gao Qifeng, "Monkeys and Snowy Pine" audio description

Gao Qifeng (1889 – 1933)
Monkeys and Snowy Pine
1916
Ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
FA1978.0047

Lin Fengmian, "Opera Scene" image

Lin Fengmian, "Opera Scene" audio description

Lin Fengmian (1900 – 1991)
Opera Scene
Not dated
Ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
FA1976.0022

WU Guanzhong, "Perspectives" image

WU Guanzhong, "Perspectives" audio description

Perspectives
2001
WU Guanzhong (1919-2010)
Ink on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
Donated by Mr WU Guanzhong and his family
68.7 x 139 cm
FA2018.0126