Monday, May 3, 2010

Smart Kids Clothing

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Monday, April 19, 2010

立風骨 — 吳冠中捐贈展


蜚聲國際的畫家吳冠中,繼1995年及2002年贈送畫作給香港後,2009年再次贈送33幅畫作。這批作品大部分是吳冠中於2005至2009年的新作,包括12幅油畫及21幅水墨,充分體現他對香港的深厚感情。

吳冠中是二十世紀中國美術史上最重要的藝術家之一,他在油畫與水墨領域往返耕耘,融匯中西繪畫意蘊,作出了深入的探索和巨大的貢獻。吳氏於1919年生於江蘇宜興。1946年,考取全國公費赴法國留學。1950年學成歸國,曾任教於中央美術學院等。1991年,法國文化部授予「法國文藝最高勳位」。1992年,大英博物館舉辦「吳冠中─二十世紀的中國畫家」展覽,這是該館破例首次舉辦在世華人藝術家的個展。2002年,吳氏入選法蘭西學院藝術院通訊院士,是首位獲此殊榮的中國籍藝術家。2006年,香港中文大學頒授榮譽博士學位予吳氏。

香港藝術館將以吳氏歷次捐贈,連同館藏共計51項展品,舉辦專題展覽「獨立風骨─吳冠中捐贈展」以表揚吳氏對藝術無私奉獻的偉大情操,並讓市民大眾一同分享吳氏這份情深意厚的餽贈。

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

World EXPO in 1878


1878 Paris Expo
The third Paris World’s Fair, called an Exposition Universelle in French 1878.
This exposition was on a far larger scale than any previously held anywhere in the world. The first Expo was held in The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, in 1851 Under the title “ Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations” That was the first international exhibition of manufactured products.As such, it influenced the development of several aspects of society including art and design education,international trade and relations, and even tourism.
The “ Gallery of Machines” was an industrial showcase in 1878 Paris Expo, the exhibition of fine arts and new machinery was on a very large and comprehensive scale. On June 30, 1878, the completed head of the Statue of Liberty was showcased in the garden of the Trocadero Palace. Among the many inventions on display was Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone. Electric arc lighting had been installed all along the Avenue de I’Opera and the Place de I’Opera. Over 13 million people paid to attend the exposition, making it a financial success.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ancient Hawkers & Professions in China

China is very much in the news. Businessmen, Financiers, busloads of tourists, media sweep through the country recording their impressions and all interested in China, will enjoy the clam of this period piece. It is a reminder of how China appeared through the eyes of travelers in a less hurried age, without benefit of camera, and with plenty of time for each new sight to register. The generation of English people who first enjoyed these pictures in the seventeen-nineties and early eighteen hundreds saw China as an exotic and faraway land, would give the West such power In comparison to Asia had only just begun at the time.





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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Free E-book sign as members

This book is designed to raise some interesting questions about walls. To suggest some new possibilities and to encourage you to look at your walls in a new way. You can approach your wall by paint, photo, oil painting, art prints, historical prints,mirror,etc. www.ArtDepot2u.com can give it to you.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Exhibition in Hong Kong


Title : Modern Metropolis: Material Culture of Shanghai and Hong Kong



Shanghai and Hong Kong have developed simultaneously and the pattern of development shared a lot of similarities. The stories of the two coastal cities began more than one hundred years ago. Magnificent architecture appeared along the coast and the building clusters later developed into the Bund in Shanghai and City of Victoria in Hong Kong. In the two cities, the foreign interacted with the local, the traditional merged with the modern, and the new fused with the old to form a unique cosmopolitan lifestyle. This exhibition sets out to illustrate how Shanghai and Hong Kong pioneered China's modernisation, as well as depict the two cities' open, innovative, diversified and commercial way of life through clothing, food, living environment, transportation and culture and entertainment. A collaborative effort between Hong Kong Museum of History and Shanghai History Museum, the exhibition will present some 240 sets of exhibits from Shanghai and Hong Kong, including the metal plaque marking the border of the Shanghai International Settlement, a rickshaw before 1949, a pictorial album with actress Lily Yuen's autograph, a signage for the old Shanghai Race Club, costumes from the early 20th Century, monthly calendars and artefacts of the four major department stores. Please join us in revisiting the cities' social pasts – a cosmopolitan way of life that is prosperous, colourful and in touch with world trends.


Date : 29 April - 17 August 2009 (Closed on Tuesdays)

Address :
100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (next to the Hong Kong Science Museum)

Fee :
^General Opening Days:HK$10
30% discount for group of 20 or more:HK$7 each
50% discount for full-time students / senior citizens /people with disabilities:HK$5 each
^On Wednesdays:Free
^Free Admission for holders of Museum Pass and Weekly Pass

Get more details : The Hong Kong Museum of History

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Great Temple of Macua 1843


Façade of the Great Temple, Macao
By Thomas Allom 1843


So slight is Portuguese tenure or title at Macao, that the Chinese maintain here, in neighbourship with this despised of race foreigners, one of the most remarkable, most venerated, and really graceful building in the empire, dedicated to the worship of Fo. Which all Chinese pray for.

The architecture is more intelligible as a design, more perfect in execution, and less Grotesque, than the majority of Buddhist temples, the situation on the water-side, Amidst forest-trees and natural rock, is inconceivable beautiful, and the mode in which the architects have availed themselves of all these accessories to grace and harmony is highly meritorious.

The Neang – mako, or Old Temple of the Lady, is situated half a mile from the city centre of Macao, the temple is not perceived until the visitor comes suddenly upon the steep rocky steps that descend to the spacious esplanade before it. The scene in front, composed of religious votaries, venders of various commodities, jugglers, Ballad singers, sailors, soldiers, mandarins, and mendicants, is common to all the Sea – ports of China. The merits of the building itself are of so peculiar and so Conspicuous a character, that they call for a more detailed description. It is not Grandeur or loftiness, that the Neang – mako owes its charms, but also to Multitudinous details, made out with a minuteness and accuracy that cannot be exceeded. There is not another example, most probably, in all this wide – extended empire, in which the many grotesque features of Chinese scenery are concentrated within so small a compass, buildings, rocks, trees growing from the very stone, would appear to justify the artificial combinations that are madein their gardening, and in their drawings.