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Course code: SC24J

藝術史短期課程 2024:日本藝術導論

日本藝術是東亞藝術的一個重要傳統,對亞洲及世界影響深遠。日本人對傳統文化的珍重,使得日本即使經歷千年天災及戰亂,至今仍完好保存了不少各時代的藝術珍品,為後人之研究與欣賞開了一扇方便之門。同時,日本是港人熱愛的旅遊勝地,如對日本藝術多作了解,想必可為旅程增添趣味。本課程旨在透過介紹日本的主要藝術時期及大師名作,讓學生能夠由零開始,掌握日本藝術的基礎。

課程日期及時段
2月27日,3月5、12、19、26日,逢星期二, 晚上8點至10點

課程提要 (詳細資料)
本課程以粵語進行,爲期五星期,包括四節網課及一節面授課。各課主題及內容概述如下:
1. 日本誕生:古墳至飛鳥時代(250年至710年)— 墓葬與佛教藝術(法隆寺)
2. 王朝之美:奈良及平安時代(710年至1185年)— 宮廷美學(正倉院文物、《源氏物語繪卷》)
3. 禪武合一:鎌倉至戰國時代(1185年至1603年)— 武家文化(雪舟、琳派、狩野永德)
4. 浮世若夢:江戶時代(1603年至1868年)— 浮世繪 (葛飾北齋、歌川國芳、伊藤若沖)
5. 總結、討論、關西地區及東京藝術名勝巡禮 (面授課)

如學員未能出席某一節網課,可於一星期内網上重溫内容。
完成課程的學員將獲頒發證書。

日本藝術之旅 (更新18/2/2024)
舊生會將於2024年5月16至18日舉辦一個自由參與的日本藝術之旅,3天行程聚焦東京與鐮倉地區,屆時導師會在當地博物館或名勝與學生會合,學生可按自己安排及興趣參加。名額有限,課程學員報名優先。

導師:李俊彤博士
李俊彤博士為藝術史學者,先後於牛津大學及香港大學獲得考古學碩士及藝術史博士學位,專研東亞佛教及絲綢之路藝術,現為香港大學藝術學系兼任講師。李氏曾以日本國際交流基金文化學術專門家身份赴日研修,對日本藝術有深厚認識,除藝術史研究外,李氏兼治日本雅樂,於2023年10月獲邀到大阪參與秋季雅樂祭演奏。

課程費用
港幣1200元正(會員),港幣1500元正(非會員);若本課程未能如期進行,學費將全數退還。

報名及付款方法
按此處填妥報名資料並付款。
課程已截止報名,多謝支持。
我們會在24小時内以電郵確認報名成功。

Short Course on Art History 2024: An Introduction to the Arts of Japan

Over a five-week period, the course introduces students to key periods, themes and important works in Japanese art. It is designed for anyone interested in art, with the goal to move beyond aesthetic appreciation to study art with an art historical approach. The course will introduce the skills of active looking and enable students to connect artworks with their historical and cultural contexts.

Overview

  1. The Birth of Japan: Kofun to Asuka period (250 – 710) [Hōryū Temple]
  2. Courtly Elegance: Nara & Heian periods (710 – 1185) [Shosoin Treasures, The Tale of Genji scroll]
  3. Zen & Samurais: Kamakura to Azuchi-Momoyama period (1185 – 1603) [Paintings by SesshuRinpa, and Kano Eitoku]
  4. The Floating World: Edo period [Ukiyoe by Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Ito Jakuchu]
  5. Review & discussion on important sites of Japanese art

Site visit is an integral part of learning too, hence a 3-day non-mandatory study trip to Tokyo and Kamakura, Japan with Dr Konstance Li is planned for 16-18 May, 2024. With a small quota, students from this short course enjoy registration priority. (updated on 18/2/2024)

Dates: February 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 (Tuesday)
Time: 8-10pm
Format: 4 online classes & 1 in-person class, all conducted in Cantonese
Lecturer: Dr. Konstance Li (BA, MPhil, PhD University of Hong Kong; MSt University of Oxford)

Registration: click here Registration is now closed. Thanks for your support.

Fee: $1200 (members), $1500 (non-members)
We will confirm your registration within 24 hours. No refund once the payment is made, unless the course is cancelled.

Calligraphy by Jat See-yeu I: Museum Visit

On a day when the museum is closed to the public, we are delighted to be offered a chance to visit the exhibition “Boundless Universe: Calligraphy by Jat See-yeu” with HKMoA curators.  Jat’s calligraphy demonstrates his passion for preserving tradition, his open-minded approach to life, and his innovative pursuits in the face of changing times.

A follow-up of this museum visit is a morning excursion to Cheung Chau in late March. Dr. Ruby Leung will introduce Jat’s calligraphy works in situ and his local contributions there on the island.

Date: 14 March 2024 (Thursday)
Time: 3pm -4:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Medium: Cantonese

Registration: click here, free
Quota: 30 (members with priority)
Confirmation email will be sent within three days after the registration

Calligraphy by Jat See-yeu II: Cheung Chau Excursion

Cheung Chau has been one of the most popular day-trip destinations in Hong Kong, but it has also been a dear home to many, including Hong Kong Calligrapher Jat See-yeu and our honoured guest speaker Dr. Ruby Leung. Following our visit to the exhibition “Boundless Universe: Calligraphy by Jat See-yeu” at Hong Kong Museum of Art, HKUFAAA offers an exciting opportunity to look at Jat’s calligraphy in Cheung Chau. In the 2.5hr walking-tour, Dr. Leung will bring us to many hidden calligraphy gems on the island, and share with us her research findings on Jat’s local contributions.

Date: 23 March 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 10:30am – 1pm
Venue: Cheung Chau (meet at Cheung Chau Ferry Pier)
Guest speaker: Dr. Ruby Leung
Medium: Cantonese

Note:
Recommend ferry: 9am (slow ferry- 60min), or 9:45am (fast ferry- 35min) Click here for ferry timetable
This 2.5hr excursion requires a good amount of walking. Please wear appropriate attire.

Registration: click here
Fee: $150 (member); $200 (non-member)
Quota: 12 (members with priority, otherwise first come first served)
Confirmation email will be sent within three days after the registration

Past Event

Night at the Museum: Looking at Masterpieces from the National Gallery with Prof. Thomas

 

On view in the Hong Kong Palace Museum are 52 timeless masterpieces from the National Gallery, London. It was an incredible experience to see paintings by Europe’s most well-regarded artists, including Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Goya, Turner, Constable, Monet and Van Gogh. Even better was to visit the exhibition with our HKU art history Professor Greg Thomas, a specialist in 19th century French art, to learn about the histories and the meanings behind these paintings.

Date: 2 February 2024 (Friday)
Time: 6:30pm-8pm
Venue: Gallery 9, Hong Kong Palace Museum
Medium: English

Registration: required, first come, first served, members with priority
The guided tour was free but all participants were responsible for their own ticket to the special exhibition.

 

/ Educational, Museum Visit, Past Event

Thangka Workshop

Date: 14 January 2024 (Sunday)
Time: 2pm-6pm
Venue: Room 01, 9/F, World Interests Building, 8 Tsun Yip Ln , Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

The 4 hours workshop includes:
* Learning basic thangka history
* Experiencing traditional thangka painting
* Using traditional hand-made thangka canvas
* Using hand-grinded natural mineral pigments
* Letting go of the daily worries and enjoying the moment

Registration: required, first come, first served
Fees: $750 member, $800 non-member

Artist: Fok Wai Chung, Chantal
Medium: Cantonese

   

/ Educational, Past Event, Workshop

Museum Visit: Titian and the Venetian Renaissance from the Uffizi

On a day when the museum was closed to the public, we had an exclusive opportunity to look at masterpieces from the world-renowned Uffizi collection with alumni-curators.

Date: 11 January 2024 (Thursday) 
Time: 3pm -4:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Medium: English

Registration required, free
Quota: 30 (full)

/ Educational, Museum Visit, Past Event

Oil Painting Workshop: Van Gogh’s Irises

This workshop on Van Gogh’s painting technique is inspired by the current exhibition at Hong Kong Palace Museum, “Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London” in which his other work Long Grass with Butterflies (1890) is featured.

Date: 2 December 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30am-12noon
Venue: Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Fo Tan
Artist: Winnie Davies
Medium: English/Cantonese
Registration: required, first come, first served
Fees (tools & materials included): $500 member, $600 non-member

 

/ Educational, Past Event, Workshop

Guided Tour: Abstract Ink Art in New Modes

Date: 10 October 2023 (Tuesday) 
Time: 6pm-7pm
Venue: Exhibition Hall, 1/F Lower Block, Hong Kong City Hall

Curator-speakers: Wong Shun Kit and Dr. Lai Mei Lin
Medium: Cantonese

/ Educational, Past Event

Seascape: Ink Workshop with Shum Kwan Yi

Date: 13 August 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 10am-1pm
Venue: Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter

Registration: required, first come, first served
Fees (tools & materials included): $640 member, $750 non-member
Medium: Cantonese/ English

 

/ Educational, Past Event, Workshop

Nightscape: Watercolour Workshop with Rainbow

Date: 4 August 2023 (Friday)
Time: 6:30pm-9pm
Venue: Art History Resource Centre, 10.29, 10/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Registration: required, first come, first served
Fees (tools & materials included): $500 member, $600 non-member
Medium: Cantonese/ English

It was a cozy and amazing Friday evening with our alumna artist, Rainbow. She magically transformed a nighttime scene of our city into a watercolour painting right in front of our eyes. She taught the group her watercolour techniques, to mix, layer and apply paint to create different effects and textures. Participants learnt step by step and completed their own piece to take home.

 

/ Educational, Past Event, Workshop

The Journey of a Hong Kong Landscape Photographer: Kelvin Yuen

Date: 13 March 2023 (Monday) 
Time: 7pm-8pm (reception starting at 6:30pm)
Venue: Blue Room, 26F, Soho House, 33 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan
Medium: Cantonese
Registration: first come, first served, free seating

Speaker: Kelvin Yuen is a Hong Kong-based full-time landscape photographer. At the age of 26, he has already cooperated with international brands such as Cathay Pacific, National Geographic, DJI, Hong Kong Tourism Board, and German National Tourist Board. Kelvin started his photography journey when he was a secondary school student. After completing his university education, he turned his interest into a career, focusing mainly on landscape photography. His unique sense of aesthetics and style, fully revealed in his works, won him the title – The International Landscape Photographer of the Year (2020).

 

/ Educational, Past Event, Talk

Buddhaverse: Virtual Dunhuang @HKU Art History

Date: 21 February 2023 (Tuesday) & 27 February 2023 (Monday)
Time: 9:30am-8pm, 30-40 minutes/ session
Venue: Resource Centre, 10.29 Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Registration: free, required, walk-in not encouraged, reservation by appointment (via Nicole, 3917-2614)

The Department of Art History had a VR programme “Buddhaverse: Virtual Dunhuang @HKU Art History” in the Resource Centre and offered alumni and friends two exclusive days for the experience.

 

Feedback

“It’s surely an enjoyable and meaningful Buddhist art tour for us.”
“Nicole, thanks soooo much for recommending the Dunhuang activity!! It was so good and I had so much fun! Best VR experience ever!”