A TASTE OF ART: LandscapeVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Session 1: 11:00am-12:30pm (English)
Session 2: 12:45-2:15pm (English)
Session 3: 2:30-4:00pm (粵語)
Session 4: 4:15pm-5:45pm (粵語)
About This Workshop
To appreciate the nature for its own sake, landscape painting continues to be a major theme in art. From 15th century onward, landscape paintings were romanticized and used to express on humanity and its relationship to almighty nature. In the late 19th century, Impressionist artists decided to work outdoors, study and record the nature with the effects of light and weather. They also interested in recording everyday life of common people and capture the reality on canvas. Like Pissarro’s Harvesting Potatoes (1874), and Mary Cassatt’s Poppies in A Field (1880). Both paintings are not just landscape paintings, but the record of the life of people at their period of time.
Pan Yu-Lin did numerous landscape paintings when she was living in France. Inspired by Impressionism, Pan had a great passion for painting outdoor scenery. Using bold brush strokes and vivid colors, her paintings were capturing everyday life in Paris, such as garden party of a group of ladies, children playing by the fountain, and the rendezvous of two young lovers.
During the Open Studio, visitors are encouraged to walk around Asia Society Hong Kong Center premises to explore its great scenery of combination of city view and greenery, historical and modern architectures. Then use painting to capture the scenery of the day. Educator will be on site to provide basic skill on landscape drawing.
About “A Taste of Art” Series
The Hong Kong Jockey Club presents Song of Spring: Pan Yu-Lin in Paris as the second instalment in its “20th Century Chinese Female Artist Series.” Belonging to the first generation of Chinese students to study fine arts in France, Pan Yu-Lin’s (1895-1977) distinctive style synthesized eastern and western sensibilities. She was also one of the first female art professors in modern China. With over 60 works of portraiture, nude, landscape, dance figure painting and sculpture, this exhibition explores Pan’s second period in Paris.
Sunday Open Studio Series invites participants to be inspired by the exhibition and create their own art work in response to the works. Open Studio will run on four Sundays during the exhibition period, with each workshop dedicated to different themes. Basic art materials will be supplied and educators will be present to provide assistance. Participants are welcome to submit their finished art works to the Expressing Self - Inspired by Pan Yu-Lin art competition.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty