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SCRIBBLES, DRIBBLES, RIPPLES: CALLIGRAPHY BY M. K. CHAN
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20 Jan 2009 - 22 Mar 2009

The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong presents an exhibition of calligraphy by Dr Man Kam CHAN. The exhibition features about fifty pieces of his calligraphic work including handscrolls, hanging scrolls, fan leaves and couplets.

Born in 1947, Dr Chan graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong in 1972, specializing in Nephrology. Apart from establishing Hong Kong in the field of renal medicine, Dr Chan has long been interested in classical Chinese poetry, teaching himself to compose Chinese poetry as a secondary school student at Queen's College. His works have a particular aesthetic: poetic and reminiscent of the literati, but with a modern air.

Dr Chan specializes in cursive script, which is the most expressive style of Chinese calligraphy. His strokes are elegant, forceful and full of personal characteristics. Many of the works exhibited are poems or couplets composed by the artist himself, imbuing his brushwork with a poetic overtone.


Poetry of "Snow by the River" by Liu Zongyuan (773-819) in cursive script 

 2008 

 33 x 25 cm 

 

Excerpt from "Former Ode on the Red Cliff" by Su Shi (1037-1101) in running script, fan leaf 

 2007 

 22 x 60 cm 

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