NUS Museum Exhibitions
Chinese Ink Works from Lee Kong Chian Collection of Chinese Art
Lee Kong Chian Gallery
The Chinese ink works in NUS Museum’s collection uses works from the Qing Dynasty as a starting point to introduce viewers to the general history of Chinese ink traditions. The display invites the viewer to look beyond the form to explore the evolution of Chinese ink in Chinese art history, as well as its development outside the mainland, particularly in the Southeast Asian region, through paintings made by Singaporean artists, from the Nanyang Style to the contemporary. The current display also highlights the pioneering achievements of Singaporean artists in their innovation of a longstanding art form.
[Image: Lim Tze Peng, Colour Calligraphy: Tranquil Heart, c. 2000, 106 x 106cm, Gift of Linda Neo in honour of Lim Tze Peng.]