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Exhibit-goers revel in the details

     There is so much more to Chao Shao-an's engaging paintings than immediately meets the eye. For an exhibition that showcases 40 works from the naturalist-perfectionist, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum has installed electronic screens that magnify them, so viewers can revel in the artist's delightful, delicate details.

     On a tour of "Sounds in the Grass: Selected Works of Insects by Chao Shao-an" with, museum Assistant Curator Ms Rose Lee described Chao's fascination with the cicada, a recurring subject in Chao's works that features prominently in this exhibition.

     A story featuring her tips to help appreciate the artist's mastery of ink and brushstrokes appears on today (November 24) in both text and video format.

Ends/Sunday, November 24, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:37


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