Ink and Wash Painting

Master strokes

What's in a brushstroke? According to Chinese ink painter Leung Kui-ting, it reveals much about the artist's style, cultural cultivation and temperament.

Sunday, 6 November, 2011, 12:00am

70m yuan painting dismissed as fake

An oil painting purportedly by renowned artist Xu Beihong that fetched more than 70 million yuan (HK$85.5 million) at auction in Beijing last year is actually just a class exercise painted 30 years after Xu's death, according to an open letter signed by 10 alumni of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

An ink pioneer who envisaged something bigger

The world of visual art has lost one of the most influential and innovative modern Chinese ink painters.

Irene Chou, known for her full and complex brushstrokes, splashing and piling of ink, and representation of her mind's vision of the universe, died on July 1. She was 87.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Only the lonely

Pleasure and pain, love and loneliness, and progress and retreat are some of the dichotomies explored in a new exhibition by young artists from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute who tackle contemporary issues using traditional Chinese ink, techniques and aesthetics.

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Ink outside the box

Not all ink art has to feature ink. An exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art shows it can also take the form of a piece dusted with gunpowder or marked with burned holes. It can even be an installation of a life-sized dining table and chairs.

19 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Paracelsus' Garden

Angela Su's anatomical ink paintings and embroideries of flowers, insects and human figures, including Lepidotera. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F, 31c-d Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends Sat

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Vision splendid

Irene Chou's latest exhibition, Life Is a Many Splendoured Thing, not only offers a long-awaited glimpse of her most recent works, it also reflects the 83-year-old artist's wisdom and insight into life.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

View from a bridge

Nancy Chu Woo goes beneath the surface to paint the essence of her subjects, writes Yenni Kwok

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

What's On


The New Face of Ink Paintings - Modern Ink Painting Group Exhibition brings together more than 40 renowned international modern ink masters. The 90 paintings on show are in diverse, and sometimes unusual, styles. The exhibition runs until August 26 at Central Plaza and the OC Gallery at Olympian City I.

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

HK Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting Exhibition 2007

Artist Commune, tomorrow-July 12, 2pm-7pm

5 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Art auctions

Sotheby's An Important Private Collection of Reunification Art - A Charity Auction to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Reunification with China

Tomorrow, 7pm

MOCA China Contemporary Chinese Art Benefit Auction Sat, 2.30pm

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Bids to start at 30m yuan for 300-year-old painting

A 300-year-old ink and wash painting by Bada Shanren, one of China's most renowned painters, is going under the hammer in Beijing today with a starting price of 30 million yuan, Xinhua reported.

Completed in 1692 by the then 67-year-old artist, the piece, featuring flowers and birds, is to be sold at the autumn auction of the Beijing Treasure International Auction Company.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Into the 20th Year: State of Transition, Contemporary Paintings from Shanghai Revisited

Into the 20th Year: State of Transition, Contemporary Paintings from Shanghai Revisited

Alisan Fine Arts

Reviewed: August 18

Almost two decades ago, Alisan Fine Arts staged an exhibition of the works of 14 artists from Shanghai. This month, it revisits the work of 10 of them to see how they have developed.

22 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

sound bites

You're preparing an exhibition of work by your former students at Wah Yan College (Kowloon) at City Hall later this year. How do they reflect the spirit of the New Chinese Ink Painting Movement you advocated in the 1960s?

Veteran artist and former Hong Kong Museum of Art chief curator Laurence Tam Chi-sing:

23 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

A Brush with Irony

Paintings by Wan Qingli

University Museum and Art Gallery

Ends July 30

Wan Qingli's latest exhibition, A Brush with Irony, covers two markedly different subjects and styles: landscapes and animals.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am