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The Jockey Club “How Memory Sticks” Arts Education Programme has received an overwhelming public response after their launch of the exhibition-on-desk. As the public would like to know more about “A Landscape Journey” Exhibition-on-Desk, we are now here to introduce how it allows you to enjoy the natural world indoor!
“A Landscape Journey” Exhibition-on-Desk model set has 4 parts, including “A Landscape Journey”, “Making Friends”, “Time, Space and Texture” and “The Ideal World”. The parts show different characteristics of ancient paintings and the meaning behind, which allow the public to discover the interesting points and values of traditional paintings from different angles.
As the name suggests, the model set will bring the audience up to the mountains and down to the rivers that are painted by the ancient Chinese. With the use of Augmented Reality (AR), the audience is able to appreciate some Chinese landscape paintings, such as the Travelers Among Mountains and Streams by Fan Kuan and Fisherman by Wu Zhen.
The exhibition also includes AR animation for explaining a traditional and common painting subject - bamboo, which symbolizes integrity, motivation and determination. Allowing the audience to gain a better insight into painters’ thought.
In addition, the set also introduces painting composition and the use of line and stroke in traditional Chinese painting for the public to understand some painting techniques and formation. One of the common Chinese painting composition techniques, “Three Perspectives”, is to depict the subject from horizontal angle, high angle, and deep angle. It helps to extend the viewing experience of a painting from a 2-D plane to a 3-D world.
Lastly, the model set will bring everyone to the Chinese “utopia” by appreciating Qiu Ying’s painting Peach Blossom Spring and reading Gao Jian's Composing Tao Qian’s poems (寫陶潛詩意冊). The audience can understand the ancients’ pursuit of the ideal world from looking at the cherry tree forest, houses and farmlands on the painting.
The whole model set can be displayed on the table and its various parts can be combined freely. In order to let everyone to discover traditional Chinese art and culture in a relaxing way, interesting videos and paintings will be shown by scanning the display using a tablet.
For more details, you can visit Jockey Club “How Memory Sticks” Arts Education Programme:
Fisherman, We Zhen, Yuan Dynasty, Collection of National Palace Museum
Bamboo represents integrity, motivation and determination in traditional Chinese culture.
To explain the use of line and stroke in traditional Chinese painting, such as some outline sketching methods (e.g. 皴法) that can draw out the texture of a stone.
From the depiction of cherry tree forest, houses and farmlands in Qiu Ying’s Peach Blossom Spring, audience can get a glimpse of the ideal world pursued by the ancients.