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THE CLOUD AND MIST WEAVER: PAINTINGS BY KOO MEI
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08 Jul 2009 - 13 Sep 2009

Koo Mei is a renowned Shaw Brothers movie star and singer from the 1960s. She is widely known as the "little lark" and sang many of the unforgettable songs like Endless Love and the Girls of Ali Mountain.

Born in Guangzhou in 1929, Koo grew up in a period of extreme hardship in twentieth century China. She has been deeply passionate about the art of painting from an early age. Even while she was pursuing her singing and acting careers, her desire to develop her painting skills was so great that she went in search of masters like Chao Shao-an, Hu Nien-tsu and Lui Shou-kwan. However, bearing the influence of her teachers, she took the best from them and proceeded on her own course of development and the pursuit of the arts as her ultimate goal in life.

This exhibition highlights the achievements of Koo in ink painting. The over fifty works included in this exhibition shows how she has pursued a more realistic representation of landscape rendered in a lyrical atmosphere in her use of brushwork and ink wash.

A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany this exhibition.

 

Spring 

 Ink and colour on paper 

 47 x 47 cm 

 1993 

 

Summer 

 Ink and colour on paper 

 47 x 47 cm 

 1993

 

Autumn 

 Ink and colour on paper 

 47 x 47 cm 

 1993


Winter

 Ink and colour on paper 

 47 x 47 cm 

 1993

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