New Book: A Defiant Brush by Dr. Yeewan Koon
A Defiant Brush: Su Renshan and 19th-Century Guangdong Dr. Yeewan Koon’s new book A Defiant Brush: Su Renshan and the Politics of Painting in Early 19th-Century Guangdong has been published. “As the Opium War unfold in Guangdong Province, the painter Su Renshan (1814—c.1850) exploded onto the art scene with a bold, paradigm-turning new voice. A Defiant Brush takes a fresh look at this underappreciated artist in the context of a nascent Chinese modernism…” Visit Hong Kong University Press website for more information.
Asian Art Essay Competition 2013-2014
Asian Art Essay in Competition 2013-2014 This is a call for entries for the annual University of Hong Kong Museum Society Asian Art Essay Prize. A prize of HK$2,000 will be offered to the winner. Click to read previous winning essays: – 2012-2013 – 2011-2012 The competition is open to all current full-time undergraduate students, including: – 1st year students, who intend to declare a major in Fine Arts; – 2nd year students, who are majoring in Fine Arts; – 3rd year Fine Arts majors, given that they submit the essay before their HKU student status expires. Deadlines: – Monday 30 June 2014, 5pm (3rd year students) – Monday 1 September [...]
Travel Grants Applications
The deadline of this year’s travel grants application is 31 March 2014, 5 pm. There is only one application form for all travel grants. Click here to download a soft copy. For more details on the specific grants and the application procedures, please click here to visit our travel grants page.
Reminder: Class Venue Changes
Please be reminded that there have been several class venue changes this semester. ARTH2025 The Art of the Baroque Thursday 2:30pm, Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower ARTH2026 The Age of Revolution: Art in Europe, 1750-1840 Thursday 12:30pm, Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower ARTH2055 Crossing Cultures: China and the Outside World Tuesday 10:30am, Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower ARTH2075 Collecting and Display in Early Modern Europe, c.1500-1850 Wednesday 2:30pm, CPD2.37 Visit our department in person to check the weekly timetable, which has information on lectures and tutorials particular to the week.
ARTH2055 & ARTH2026: No Class on Jan 21
ARTH2055 Crossing Cultures: China and the Outside World There is no class on January 21 (Tuesday 10:30am, CPD434). The first class of this course will be on January 28 (Tuesday 10:30am, CPD434). ARTH2026 The Age of Revolution: Art in Europe, 1750-1840 There is no class on January 21 (Tuesday 12:30pm, CPD434). The first class of this course will be on January 23 (Thursday 12:30pm, CPD434).
Please pay attention to the room change of ARTH2025 The Art of the Baroque (Monday and Thursday 2:30pm). Dr. Opher Mansour will be giving lectures in Run Run Shaw Tower 4.34, NOT the previously scheduled CPD2.14. Also, the quota has been raised to 60 places, so there are now additional slots available on this course. Dr. Alicia Weisberg-Roberts will be teaching ARTH2075 Collecting and Display in Early Modern Europe (Wednesday 2:30pm) while ARTH2057 Arts of West, Central and Southern Africa (Monday 12:30pm) has been cancelled. Please click here for the latest timetable.
Department’s Facebook Page
HKU Department of Fine Arts on Facebook The Department of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the launching of its official facebook page, as a new platform to communicate with current students, alumni, and the wider public. There are various kinds of updates that are not available on the department’s official website. They include visual updates about the department, both academic and non-academic departmental events, publications of the faculty, new purchases of Fine Arts Resource Centre, as well as some local and international art-related functions. We hope that this facebook page is going to provide the audience with supplementary information [...]
Exploration Abroad: “Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900”
Exploring museums and exhibitions in London Dr. Yeewan KOON and Dr. Roslyn Hammers led a group of Fine Arts students to the UK during the first week of December. The main focus of the trip was the Victoria & Albert Museum’s exhibition “Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900” and its two days conference “The Making of Chinese Painting: 700 to the Present.” Students also visited the British Museum, in which they spent some time in viewing the temporary show “Shunga: Sex and Humour in Japanese art, 1600-1900,” learning about the Sir Percival David Collection with Dr. Stacey Pierson, as well [...]
Asian Art Essay Prize 2012-2013
The Department of Fine Arts at the University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s University of Hong Kong Museum Society Asian Art Essay Prize is Ms. Candy Leung for her essay entitled, “A Study of Paintings of Beautiful Woman by Selected Guangdong Artists in the Early Twentieth Century.” Please join us in congratulating Candy! The winning essay can be viewed here.
Exhibition: Botticelli’s Venus at UMAG
Sandro Botticelli’s Venus (ca. 1482) in the collection of Galleria Sabauda in Turin will be exhibited at the University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, from 18 October to 15 December 2013. Two members of our faculty will lecture at the museum on topics related to this exhibition. Dr. Opher Mansour Sandro Botticelli’s Venus and the Italian Renaissance 18 October 2013, 19:00-20:00 Dr. Kathryn Blair Moore Botticelli and the Bonfire of the Vanities 23 November 2013, 14:30-15:30 For more details on the exhibition and lectures, please visit the museum webpage.
Study Trip to London
Study Trip exploring museums and exhibitions in London Dr. Koon and Dr. Hammers will lead a Chinese art study trip to London from December 2-8 (tentative dates). The focus of the trip is the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Masterpieces of Chinese Painting, 700-1900 and the conference “The Making of Chinese Painting, 700-1900”. Visits to other art institutions and other cultural sites of interests will also be included. Students who wish to participate should kindly fill out the application form, available from the Fine Arts Office, 1033, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus. The closing date for applications is September [...]
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