Dr Florian Knothe, director of the University Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Hong Kong, with “Taking a Boat Trip on West Lake”, one of the Chinese reverse glass paintings on display at the Reflected Beauty exhibition. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Dr Florian Knothe, director of the University Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Hong Kong, with “Taking a Boat Trip on West Lake”, one of the Chinese reverse glass paintings on display at the Reflected Beauty exhibition. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Chinese reverse glass paintings in Hong Kong exhibition reflect a unique art form designed and executed ‘backwards’

  • The University of Hong Kong show consists of late Qing and early Republican period pieces painted for a Chinese clientele
  • The show also provides insight into the evolving social standing and fashions of women of the time

Dr Florian Knothe, director of the University Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Hong Kong, with “Taking a Boat Trip on West Lake”, one of the Chinese reverse glass paintings on display at the Reflected Beauty exhibition. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Dr Florian Knothe, director of the University Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Hong Kong, with “Taking a Boat Trip on West Lake”, one of the Chinese reverse glass paintings on display at the Reflected Beauty exhibition. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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