"Boundless Nature - The Art of Lo Ching Yuan" exhibition to showcase scenes of nature in world of ink art (with photos)

     The exhibition "Boundless Nature - The Art of Lo Ching Yuan" will open tomorrow (October 16) at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Through the display of paintings by Lo Ching-yuan, a renowned third-generation painter of the Lingnan School, the exhibition will showcase how Lo breathes new life into scenes of nature and reflect on the keeping of tradition and the need for exploration in the Lingnan School of painting.
     Lo studied painting under Professor Chao Shao-an. Adhering to the Lingnan School's focus on realistic observation and live drawing, Lo is skilled in painting various subjects and all kinds of living creatures are depicted in detail and with spirit in his paintings. Among his artworks, Lo in particular focuses on painting eagles, which symbolise a strong and unyielding will of life.
     This exhibition features his achievements over the years, with selected works of flowers, birds, fish, animals and landscapes on display. The museum has put two paintings of tigers together - one done by Professor Chao and the other by Lo - to show how techniques and artistic concepts are passed from master to student.
     An opening ceremony was held today (October 15). Officiating guests included the Assistant Director of Leisure and Cultural Services (Heritage and Museums), Mr Chan Shing-wai; College Honorary Fellow of the New Asia College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Professor Richard Ho; collector Mr Leung Tin-fu; the representative of the family of Professor Chao Shao-an, Mr Chiu Chi-tai; artist Lo Ching-yuan; the Founding Chairperson of the Nan Tian Artists Association (HK), Ms Cammy Chan; and the Acting Museum Director of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Ms Stoney Yeung.
     The exhibition will be held at the Chao Shao-an Gallery of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and run until April 20 next year. Admission is free.
     The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin. For details of the exhibition, please visit the museum's website at www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/en_US/web/hm/exhibitions/data/exid258.html, or call 2180 8188 for enquiries.

Ends/Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Issued at HKT 19:05