Sketches of Nudes by Tsang Kai-hong 畫裏真真
曾繼康人體素描
曾繼康 Tsang Kai-hong
April 2007
140 pages
9" x 12", illustrations throughout
HK$80 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$15 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-962-8038-72-5

This book is the catalogue of the exhibition, “Sketches of Nudes by Tsang Kai-hong”, which features Tsang’s recent sketches of nudes, as well as earlier drawings and engravings. His drawing skills were originally founded on the careful attention to modelling, volume and texture of the Soviet socialist realistic manner of the 1950s. He later assimilated German expressionistic style, and a geometrical approach, with traditional drawing and Chinese painting techniques. Tsang’s recent sketches of nudes are characterized by rhythmic line and subjective creativity, rendering in his figures the element of resonance in the language of Chinese painting. The art of the nude reflects not the reality of a model, but the perception of the body’s beauty expressed by the artist.

本書為《畫裏真真》的展覽圖錄。是次展覽展出曾繼康的人體素描寫生,除近年作品外,亦包括他的早期素描和銅版畫。曾繼康的早期素描作品,反映了當時主流的蘇聯社會主義式寫實體系,這學派強調重現精確的人體結構,非常注重明暗、體積和質感。後來他在寫實素描和中國畫的基礎上,注入德國表現主義以線條為主的手法,以及幾何形體結構的素描理念。在曾繼康的素描近作,筆下的線條富韻律、多變化,甚具氣韻。他既有寫實的基礎,亦兼顧表現意境、模特兒的精神面貌,甚至自己的感受。