The first collaboration between the two museums will highlight key milestones in landscape painting through the decades, and features standout pieces from the iconic British institution. The exhibition includes seminal pieces by Joseph Mallord William Turner and John Constable. Turner’s delicate brushwork can be seen in the 19th century oil on canvas piece, The Harbour of Brest: The Quayside and Château. Debuting for the first time in Asia, it is inspired by the harbour views that the painter Claude Lorrain had depicted in the 17th century, Turner made a pencil sketch of the Port of Brest during his last visit to France in 1826, which he later worked up into an oil painting of the scenery at sunset.
Having re-opened its doors to the public late last year, the Hong Kong Museum of Art has already cemented its reputation as the city’s new cultural hotspot. With its open-air eateries, contemporary exhibits and workshops, the newly refurbished space is the perfect place to while away an afternoon. And with its latest collaborative exhibition, you’ll find yourself hard-pressed to leave.
From now until March 4, The Special Gallery and The Attic play host to 'A Sense of Place: from Turner to Hockney'. Jointly presented by Tate, United Kingdom and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 76-strong artwork exhibition takes visitors through the history of British landscape painting.
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