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"The Literati Exchange: Wu School Painting and Calligraphy from the Xubaizhai Collection"
2000-08-14 until 2001-01-01
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hong Kong, ,
The Wu areas referring to Suzhou and its vicinity, is not only well known for its beautiful
scenery, but is also a center of artistic activities in the Jiangnan region. The Wu School
of painting played a significant role of passing on the already prevalent literati style of
painting through a closely-knit network of mentoring of family members and students.
Their close relationship, common artistic aspiration and social activities provided a
pretext for much of their works. As a result, a large number of their works are visual
record of gardens, travelogues, farewell scenes, etc.
Through the works of the Wu
School selected from the Xubaizhai Collection, this thematic exhibition gives us some
impressions of the life styles and close associations within the Suzhou literati circle.
The Museum has published a series of fully coloured Xubaizhai Collection catalogues for
the purpose of study and appreciation.
Audio Guide Service is available in this gallery.
WEN Zhengming (1470-1559)
Cooling Off the Hot Summer
Ink and colour on silk,
147.2 x 61 cm