George W. Bush says painting has changed his life

Portraits of pooches make up a large part of Bush's oeuvre

Former US president George W. Bush says his new painting hobby has changed his life. Bush, 66, said that he wanted to keep learning even in retirement, to follow the example of his father, ex-president George H.W. Bush.

Friday, 26 April, 2013, 3:14am

Artist Zao Wou-ki's works bridged east and west

Zao Wouki at the Hong Kong Museum of Art for his exhibition in 1996. Photo: SCMP

Chinese-French abstract painter Zao Wou-ki, who died on Tuesday at his home Switzerland aged 93, has been praised by experts and critics as a significant figure in 20th-century Chinese art who perfectly blended Chinese and Western influences.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US art gallery offers internship

New York gallery Lehmann Maupin is offering a month-long internship to a Hong Kong student. The experience will be a good foundation for a career in the arts, the gallery says.

It's a simple idea, but a good one. New York's Lehmann Maupin Gallery, which opened in Hong Kong on Pedder Street on March 14, is offering a locally based student the chance to intern at its US location for the month of July. The internship is paid, and Lehmann Maupin will also offer a travel stipend.

9 Apr 2013 - 9:31am

Chinese masterworks fetch HK$202m

Wang Yidong's Teasing the Newlyweds sold for HK$19.1million. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Aficionados of 20th century Chinese art were out in force yesterday, spending HK$202 million on a variety of works sourced from around the globe at a Hong Kong auction.

7 Apr 2013 - 5:28am

Fu Baoshi's granddaughter: I was destined to deal art

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Jenny Pat may be the director of an art gallery, but she loves blank walls. Paintings at her home are not hung, but rest casually against the sides of rooms.

4 Mar 2013 - 12:00pm

US artist Roxy unveils 'The Spirit of the Dragon' painting of Hong Kong

Ulrich Buchholtz (left) with US artist Sharie Hatchett Bohlmann, also known as Roxy, and her fanciful painting of the Hong Kong skyline.

Any lingering doubts that Hong Kong is the art capital of Asia were put to rest when American artist, Sharie Hatchett Bohlmann, better known as Roxy, unveiled her newest painting at the Schmidt flagship store in Tsim Sha Tsui's Star House last Thursday.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:41am 1 comment

Ama Huen Ning flourishes in both music and painting

Ama Huen Ning at her art studio in Fo Tan with paintings depicting a child's-eye view of the world. Photo: May Tse

Singer, songwriter and painter Ama Huen Ning has come a long way since the release of her debut album in 2007. Recorded with Korean jazz funk musicians and sung mostly in Cantonese, Seoulful was written for her, organised by a record company, and featured cover art depicting her with the "little girl" look so popular in South Korea and Japan.

23 Dec 2012 - 1:02pm

New, penetrating insights into a Picasso masterpiece

Photo: Handout

"The most important painting of the twentieth century." This was said of Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon before the century was even half over. It remains one of the most original and disturbing works in the history of art.

14 Oct 2012 - 1:11pm

Christie's Spring Sales Preview Exhibitions

Christie's Spring Sales Preview Exhibitions Fri to May 30

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese fine art under hammer

Art lovers are looking forward to over 300 lots of fine Chinese paintings that are estimated to sell for at least HK$200 million at the Sotheby's Hong Kong spring sales.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Landscape + the Urban Environment

Landscape + the Urban Environment Amelia Johnson Contemporary

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty of nature inspires

The late Chinese artist Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) appreciated music more than his own medium, painting. He said: 'Of all the arts, music is held in the highest regard.' Taking its cue from the spirit of those words, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has created an exhibition of Wu's works that combines art, dance and music entitled Wu Guanzhong: Painting{bull}Dance{bull}Music.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Brushing up on culture

Chinese painting courses provide an opportunity to develop artistic talent, learn more about Chinese culture and unwind after a busy week at work

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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. Each stroke is so carefully considered, contemplated and executed that it is a personal and unique expression of the bik (brush) wielder's sense of movement, rhythm and mood.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Artist finds calling after leap of faith

Lino Wong Wing-kuen never imagined he would find himself standing on a creaking scaffold painting the ceiling of a Greek church.

Wong, 43, graduated in architecture from the University of Hong Kong two decades ago.

But his passion for painting took him to Italy a year later, where he was planning to study art.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am