Mineral-pigment was commonly used in Buddhist paintings like the murals inside the Dunhuang Cave, as well as in the decorations of Chinese architecture. Prior to the popularity of the ink and wash painting, mineral-pigment painting played the dominating role in Chinese painting and had direct influence on today’s Japanese painting.
As the ingredients of mineral-pigment are insoluble in water, mineral-pigment painting has multiple, explicit color layers when comparing to other kinds of paint and it usually comes with a shiny effect under the refraction of light.
Based on the skills and techniques of Japanese painting, this course provides the participants with a comprehensive introduction of mineral-pigment painting. The knowledge, skill and technique of mineral-pigment painting will be covered in the course, which is suitable for participants with basic knowledge of painting. Participants will have the chance to complete a piece of work in mineral-pigment painting by the end of the course.
CHUNG Tai Fu
Tai Fu CHUNG graduated with a BA degree from the Fine Arts Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a MFA degree at the Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music in 1990. He has won awards in a number of international exhibitions. They are the Drawing award and the Printmaking Award of the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial 1985 and 89; the Honorable Mention Award of both the 6th Seoul International Print Biennial and the 5th International Biennial Print Exhibition, ROC Taiwan; Printmaker of the Year Award sponsored by the Hong Kong Artists’ Guild in 1992; and the Silver Award of The Tokyo International Print Exhibition 1993. He has held solo Art exhibition In Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Tokyo, London and Vancouver. His works are collected by private and the Art Museum. In recent years, he uses mineral pigment as a medium for his creation.
15/1/2022 – 19/2/2022 (SAT)
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Course fee: HKD 3,000
Materials fee: HKD 450
Total: HKD 3,450