The construction of the He Xiangning Art Gallery was initiated in 1995 and completed in 1997. Apart from the National Art Gallery of China this is the only other main gallery that showcases modern art of the Chinese culture. This gallery’s main focus is collecting and studying the works of the famous Chinese painter He Xiangning.
Xiangning was born in Hong Kong and studied art in Tokyo at the Ueno School of Art. She was passionate about politics as well as painting. She also used this form of art to convey various messages and political views to the rest of the world. Plum blossoms, pine trees, tigers, lions and landscapes are some of the main features used by her to depict significant qualities as well as the various provocative aspirations she had. Once she returned to China she was influenced by the Lingnan School of Painters and her style as well as symbolism was replaced by those of modern Chinese culture.
The gallery is a much sought after museum by those keen on exploring this particular era of Chinese art. And the gallery, apart from its interest in He Xiangning, is also devoted to preserving other works of art with historical and cultural value. It also promotes related education streams, scholarly research of modern Chinese arts, exhibitions of work by other artists and other forms of contemporary painting. The gallery also takes great effort in preserving the country’s cultural heritage, and in exploring further on the subjects of its socialist culture as well as the cultures of other countries.
The gallery is located on three floors and spreads across 5,000 sq metres of floor space. It is made up of the main exhibition hall, a multifunctional lecture hall, a reception room, a consulate centre, training centre, a studio and a café. The premises are also equipped with modern essentials such as a lighting system, burglar-proof monitoring system, fire-fighting equipment and humidity and temperature control systems.
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