Online Event

Portraying Realities: How Fu Baoshi’s Art Reflects Post-1949 China

Date:  26 Sep 2022 - 26 Sep 2022

UMAG Lecture SeriesReconsidering Chinese Art (2022/23) 

Portraying Realities: How Fu Baoshi’s Art Reflects Post-1949 China


Date: Monday, 26 September 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (HKT)
Mode of delivery: Online via Zoom, registration required ​
Language: English


Speaker: Ms Rosanne Hui | Art historian and Director of Han Mo Xuan
Discussant: Dr Sarah Ng | Curator, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong


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This research looks at how Fu Baoshi 傅抱石 (1904–1965) employed classical methods and modern elements in his iconic landscape paintings, with an emphasis on the recurrent theme of construction and heavy industry. With reference to Fu’s works, essays, and activities and those of his Jiangsu contemporaries, this study aims to provide a glimpse into how change and redevelopment were depicted, and how interconnected art and politics have come to be in post-1949 China.


Rosanne Hui, Art historian and director of Han Mo Xuan 翰墨軒. Ms Hui received her BA (Hons) in Art History and her BA in Economics from Brown University, and her JD from the University of Hong Kong.

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