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Hong Kong 1897-1997 waterfront
Oil on board
122 x 91 cm
Kwong Yeu-ting was born in Macau in 1922 and graduated from Kansas State University, United States in 1949, with a Master degree in Landscape Design. In 1956, Kwong studied painting in England, France and Italy. He specialized in oil painting and printmaking.
In the present work, Kwong Yeu-ting has unfolded the changes that Hong Kong underwent during this century, through the juxtaposition of time and space. He has chosen a junk as the symbol of Hong Kong a hundred years ago, and high-rise buildings as the distinctive feature of today’s Hong Kong. In regard to the rendition of the painting, the artist juxtaposes abstract pattern and bright colour scales with the symbols of two different eras of Hong Kong to attain harmony.
—Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art