Hon Chi-Fun
Early Landscapes on Board 板上風景
Edited by Tina Yee-wan Pang, Anita Wong Yin-fong and Michelle Lau Ka-yu 彭綺雲、黃燕芳、劉家瑜 編
March 2013
96 pages
6.875" x 9.875", color illustrations throughout
HK$80 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$14 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-988-19022-3-8

香港大學美術博物館舉辦本地藝壇先驅韓志勳(一九二二年出生)的個人畫展,展出其早期作品,包括韓氏於一九五零年代晚期創作,由博物館於一九九八年購藏的一組油畫。本書是是次展覽的圖錄。

韓志勳擅於運用塑膠彩及混合媒材創作抽象作品。這展覽展出藝術家早年以油彩在板上創作的風景畫,以及其富有詩意的書法和常用墨硯,讓觀眾瞭解藝術家由寫實轉向抽象創作的過程。展覽把他早期的油畫與書法並置,充分展現出韓氏在西方油彩及中國筆墨方面的正統訓練。

The University Museum and Art Gallery of HKU presents an exhibition featuring early paintings by the pioneering Hong Kong artist, Hon Chi-fun (b. 1922). The focus of this exhibition is a group of oil paintings dating to the late 1950s that the museum acquired in 1998. The book is the catalogue of this exhibition.

Best known for his work as an abstract artist in acrylic and mixed media, this exhibition looks at the foundations of his later abstract practice through his early landscapes executed in oil on board, and a selection of calligraphic works and ink stones. Hon has a unique calligraphic style, and a deeply poetic sensibility. When shown together, his early oil paintings and calligraphy reveal the roots of Hon’s practice to lie in the classical traditions of western oils, and Chinese ink and brush.

 
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