At the end of September, the Guangdong Museum will hold the "Focus: Acclimation of Art between China and the West in the 18th-19th Centuries" exhibition, the first exhibition of Chinese export paintings collected by the museum in the past 20 years.
The exhibition will display 150 collections from cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and introduce the painting skills, techniques and materials of export paintings, showing a "Canton era" jointly created by Chinese and foreign artists in the 18th and 19th centuries.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, Guangzhou was an important hub for world trade. It has also been a window for the exchanges and collision of Chinese and Western art and culture. Painters then in Guangzhou used Western painting techniques and materials to create their works. These paintings are given the name “Chinese export paintings”, as a new art form different from the traditional aesthetics of China and the West.
The exhibition belongs to the Guangdong Museum's "Chinese export artworks" series. It is organized by Guangdong Museum in cooperation with the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macao, the Macao Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, the Opium War Museum, Guangzhou Thirteen Hongs Museum and Xinhui Museum.
Here are some of the highlights from this exhibition:
Exhibition time: 2022.9.30-2023.3.26
Venue: Exhibition Hall 1 and Exhibition Hall 2 of Guangdong Museum
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