Venue: Gallery II & III, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
'Strokes of Wonder: Figure Painting by Ren Bonian from the National Art Museum of China' is the first blockbuster exhibition of the ‘Shanghai school of painting’ pioneer in Hong Kong, featuring 82 paintings by Ren Bonian from the prestigious museum in Beijing. Credited as one of the most influential Chinese painters in recent memory, Ren’s artistic prowess inspired numerous later painters including Wu Changshi, Xu Beihong and Zhang Daqian. This exhibition will highlight Ren’s innovative brushwork in figure painting and creative adaptations of historical genres and popular tales, which endear him to generations of artists, collectors and casual art viewers. A rare portrait of Ren by xu Beihong from the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum and an expressive sculpture by Director Wu Weishan will also be shown.