Violet harmony in snow

Ho Choi-On1995

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Ho excels in landscape painting. In this work, mountain rocks are modelled with dense texturing strokes. Strong light and dark contrasts are created with fluid ink washes. The void area is to represent the snow while ink patches are the forest. The pale mist and the drifting snow add to the tranquillity of the scene. The viewer is involuntarily drawn into the landscape, at once mysterious and poetic.

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  • Title: Violet harmony in snow
  • Creator: Ho Choi-on
  • Date Created: 1995
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Physical Dimensions: w72.5 x h142 cm
  • Artist's Biography: Ho was born in Nanhai, Guangdong. He settled in Hong Kong in 1960. He studied Chinese painting under He Baili and Lin Hukui in 1969, and afterwards attended Chinese painting course at the Department of Extramural Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1974, he studied Chinese painting under Yang Shanshen and Ding Yanyong. He has participated in various exhibitions in Hong Kong and overseas, including "Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition" (1975 - 1981, 1987 - 1994, 2005, 2009), "Contemporary Hong Kong Painting" (Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan, 1995) and "Hong Kong Artists Series: Ho Choi-on" (Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, Hong Kong, 1996). He was granted the prize of the 8th Art Exhibition, Taiwan in 1977.
  • Type: Ink and colour on paper