Chinese garden

Kwong Yeu-ting1990

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hong Kong , Hong Kong

Nature is reinterpreted and reorganised through the artist's subjective eye to emphasise the essential forms and complex textures of mountains and rocks so as to inspire the viewer to realise the wonder and grandeur of nature. Elements of Chinese garden such as pavilions, pagodas and rainbow bridges, shapes and patterns of ancient bronzes, texture from stone rubbings of the Han dynasty, and masks from Peking Opera are part of his artistic repertory. In his late years, Kwong developed a keen interest in painting snowy landscapes, such as the Rocky Mountains, which were enlivened in rich shades of colours. Embodying the Chinese's philosophy in the consummation of Man and nature, the artist has blended modern design concepts with Western abstract aesthetics, and found a breakthrough in the temporal-spatial relationship of our daily experience.


  • Title: Chinese garden
  • Creator: Kwong Yeu-ting
  • Creator Lifespan: 1922 - 2011
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Macau, China
  • Date Created: 1990
  • Theme: Chinese symbol
  • Physical Dimensions: w75 x h75 cm
  • Artist's Biography: Recognised as the first generation of Post-World War II local artists, Kwong Yeu-ting was the pioneer of the modern art movement in Hong Kong. He received Western art education and was recognised for his oil paintings and prints. His works succeeded in visualising poetic mindscapes through the expressions of Western art as well as the classic elegance in the heritage of Chinese aesthetics. Born in Macao in 1922, Kwong studied oil painting in Europe in 1956 and returned to Hong Kong the following year. He gave lectures in the Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong and later the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Type: Silkscreen

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