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Nowadays, people are very dependent on their smartphones. We love to check-in at every new location, to take selfies when meeting with our friends, and to take photos of our food for sharing our daily life and joy with others. But what about the ancient people? It is fun to learn that all the famous paintings we see in the museum can be the proof of ancient people sharing their lives with others. In addition to the unique artistic elements, traditional Chinese paintings are hidden with so many stories that were shared by the literati with the use of brushes and ink.
Painting is the new theme of the 3rd phase of the Jockey Club “How Memory Sticks” Arts Education Programme. During this phase, the programme will teach us how to appreciate the art of traditional Chinese portraits, landscapes and birds-and-flowers paintings. Besides paintings appreciation, we will also be able to understand the inner world and take a look of the utopia of the ancient people.
The art of Chinese painting has a very profound and long history. “How Memory Sticks” tries to explain the concepts in a much simpler way in order to enhance the public's interest toward Chinese painting. In fact, Chinese painting can be summarized into 3 elements – figures, landscapes, birds-and-flowers. Besides the painting objects, the tools used for painting also contain memories and emotions of the artists. For example, the strength and speed of the brush strokes applied record the emotions and the personalities of the painter; the difference in colouring creates a different atmosphere and tension of the painting; the overall layout, ratio between the painted part and blank-leaving of the painting reflect the painter’s mind; and the seals, prefaces and postscripts record how the painting has been passed on from generation to generation.
“How Memory Sticks” will continue to organize learning workshops and learning-kit-assistance-programme using specific teaching kits, multimedia resources and worksheets to better interpret the precious memories that can be found in Chinese paintings.
All are welcomed to download the 3 latest painting-related interactive APPs, including Painting 1:1 AR (看畫1:1 AR), Dreamworld VR‧AR (如果有山水VR‧AR), and Neverending Story AR (記桃花源AR), which are launched on App Store for iPhone and iPad.
For more details, please visit Jockey Club “How Memory Sticks” Arts Education Programme: