The Appreciation of Selected Ting Yin Yung’s Highly Valued Artworks
Date: Saturday, 12 November 2022
Time: 2:30 pm–4:00 pm
Venue: 1/F, T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong (Please enter via the T.T. Tsui Building and take the lifts or stairs)
Speaker: Prof. LEE Yun Woon
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Ting Yin Yung was a Chinese master of painting who immigrated to Hong Kong in the 1950s. Fusing the characteristics of Chinese and Western approaches to painting, his distinctive artistic style earned him the titles ‘Matisse of the East’ and ‘Bada Shanren for Modern Times’. During his early years, he learned Western painting techniques in Japan. After returning to China, he mastered the use of ink to create freestyle artworks. His highly acclaimed bird-and-flower paintings established him as a prominent figure in modern Chinese art.
This lecture will look at the development and features of Ting’s painterly style through an examination of specific works. The speaker will also share insights on how to authenticate Ting’s paintings by investigating his creative practice, providing the audience a chance to appreciate Ting’s artistic accomplishments.
Professor Lee Yun Woon graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received an MPhil in Chinese Arts from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). His paintings and calligraphy received awards at the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition in 1979 and 1981. As an expert and connoisseur of Chinese painting and calligraphy, Lee was the former Chairman and Professor of the Department of Fine Arts of CUHK. He is currently Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Chinese History in the Department of History of CUHK, Museum Expert Adviser (Chinese Painting and Calligraphy) of Hong Kong’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and special advisor to the Chinese Calligraphers Association of Hong Kong.