藏 珍 選 萃 ─ 香港大學饒宗頤學術館藏品選展（二）Selected Artworks of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole (II)
|日期：||2018年9月28日 - 11月9日|
|時間：||上午10:00 - 下午5:00（星期一至五）
|地點：||香港大學饒宗頤學術館（香港 薄扶林 香港大學 鄧志昂樓）|
When the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of The University of Hong Kong was established in 2003, Professor Jao Tsung-i contributed two sets of donations, which can be regarded as the major portion of this academic institute. The contributions consist of over 30,000 book collections of Professor Jao’s, which includes hundreds kinds of wood board printed editions of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The other part of the contributions comprises his calligraphy, paintings and studio objects accomplished over the years.
Professor Jao selected his most representative works from those had done in the past decades. Moreover, he had consecutively donated his new art works as the collections of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, with more than 200 items. These artworks not only symbolize Professor Jao’s artistic development and achievements, but we can also learn how a scholar artist can reach great attainments in both fields.
Professor Jao revealed his innovation ability in the process of art creation. After the year of 2000, Professor Jao still made strenuous efforts to develop new directions in the realms of calligraphy and painting in his 90s. Not being limited by the regulations of painting and calligraphy as well as the boundary between Chinese and Western painting, he consummately wielded calligraphy and painting instruments and techniques, which were presented through his ancient character calligraphy, forceful running-cursive script calligraphy, Northwestern School landscape painting style, pioneering Dunhuang sketch technique, and tremendous momentum in lotus paintings. He unquestionably played an important role in contemporary art history.
Since ancient times, there have been few people excel in both academic and artistic fields. The most representative scholar artists are Su Shi of the Song dynasty and Fang Yizhi of the late Ming dynasty, and modern art critics consequently have high estimation of Professor Jao’s artworks because he demonstrated that the stream of traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy is endless and of boundless vitality.
Undoubtedly, this collection of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of The University of Hong Kong is a strong proof.
C. F. Lee