|日期：||2017年7月11日 - 8月11日|
|時間：||上午10:00 - 下午5:00（星期一至五）
In this year, Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of The University of Hong Kong will organize a series of exhibitions – “The Companionship of Art”, displaying artworks by four artists who had a profound friendship with Professor Jao Tsung-i in the 60’s to 80’s of the 20th century, including Mr. Wong Hon-kiu, Mr. Peng Ximing, Mr. Van I-Pong, and Mr. Siu Lap-sing.
The third exhibition of the series will present Mr. Van I-Pong’s artworks, including collaborative paintings with Professor Jao Tsung-i.
Van I-Pong (1917-1987), native to Jiading, Jiangsu province. Jiading is credited as the “City of Bamboo Engraving”, and Mr. Van also engaged in bamboo engraving in his early years; later, he had become a famous minute engraver. In this exhibition, three pieces of minute engraving are presented which demonstrate his outstanding achievement in this field.
According to Mr. Van, he stopped doing bamboo engraving since the age of 30 and focused on the creation of painting and calligraphy. In respect of calligraphy, he commenced learning from“Two Wangs”, Wang Xizhi and Wang Xianzhi, and then he dabbled in stele engraving of the Northern Wei dynasty. Regarding painting, he followed that of the Yuan dynasty masters, particularly Wu Zhen. Just as Wu, Van was proficient in painting pines. When it comes to finger painting, however, his skills were equally competent with Gao Qipei of the Qing dynasty.
In the 50’s of the 20th century, Van migrated to Hong Kong, having frequent contact and painting collaboratively with Professor Jao, Mr. Peng Ximing, and Mr. Siu Lap-sing. In the 80’s, he immigrated to Canada, but he never ceased creating. His overseas landscapes accomplished during that period especially reveal his unique style.