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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Brush with greatness

Art lovers and socialites descended on Opera Gallery late in March to get a close look at some of the 20th century's most influential paintings.

Friday, 5 May, 2006, 12:00am


20th Century Masters

Etchings and lithographs by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Pierre Auguste Renoir, plus Joan Miro's 1969 Defile de Mannequins au Pole Nord (left). Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm, Kou, Penthouse, 22/F Fung House, 19-20 Connaught Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2530 2234. Ends Sun

25 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

New 'mistress' has art-lover Eric off food

In his second career, Eric Smulders can take it easier while doing something that gives him great pleasure.

He started selling paintings three years ago and recently opened a gallery in St George's Building in Central - Master Paintings & Antiques - specialising in 17th and 18th century paintings, Impressionists and modern masters.

18 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Print king an art investor

Robert Lam has quite an impressive collection of impressionist art.

It seems entirely fitting that the man who made his pile from taking pictures and processing prints for others (Robert Lam Color is his company) should spend his money buying art.

21 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Different strokes from masters and students

The Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront this week has been home to some inspiring art - some of it by the great master-painters of the past 500 years, some by Hong Kong students.

The foyer at the Cultural Centre now houses a collection of paintings by young artists from throughout the world.

13 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

A brisk guided tour through Western history

Is it, visitors must ask themselves, relevant that the collection of Western paintings that opened this week at the Hong Kong Museum of Art was put together by the biggest Buddhist sect in Japan?

17 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Seine approach to painting

THE Seine Valley, which stretches from Le Havre on the English (or rather French, one might concede in this case) Channel coast to the capital Paris, has long been an influence on Gallic life, and particularly the artistic life. The masters of impressionism, Monet and Renoir, are intimately linked with the broad, meandering River Seine.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Jacques has Monet on Hong Kong rich

JACQUES Durand-Ruel is acutely aware of the risk he is taking. The French art aficionado has made it his latest objective to place the priceless work of French Impressionist painters alongside the delicate Chinese brush-strokes and fragile porcelain whichare showcased proudly in the homes of wealthy Hong Kong Chinese.

3 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

First impressions

Great French Paintings from the Barnes Collection Little, Brown $680 THIS book contains a selection of the most celebrated French paintings spanning a period of some 100 years bought by the American collector Dr Albert C. Barnes.

23 Oct 1993 - 12:00am