絲綢在多個世紀以來，不止因為它的價值，歷史的重要性而被重視，織繡書畫亦和中國藝術與文學緊密交織。香港大學美術博物館的展覽 《如絲如畫：香港大學美術博物館藏中國織物》，從藏品中帶出絲綢和中國文化的微妙關係， 同時突出背後的工藝。
Over the centuries, silk fabrics have not only captivated the ancient world with its beauty, artistry and value, but are also entwined throughout the history of Chinese art and literature. In Pictorial Silks: Chinese Textiles from the UMAG Collection presented by The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), the exhibition celebrates the links of Chinese culture and silks, as well as its craftsmanship.
Beginning in the Song dynasty (960 -1279) and flourishing into the Qing (1644 -1911), craftsmen took up shuttles and needles as their brushes and silk threads as their pigments, creating exquisitely woven and embroidered pictorial and calligraphic works. In the hands of the weavers and embroiderers, weft-woven silk tapestry (kesi) and embroidery (cixiu) evolved into an art form—a fusion of painting, calligraphy and hand weaving or embroidering for aesthetic appreciation. When viewed together, the interdisciplinary nature of these vivid depictions of images and text occupy a unique and unbroken place within the history of Chinese visual culture.
中國 清代 (1644–1911)
124.8 x 61.5 厘米
Gathering of immortals
China Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Kesi (silk tapestry) with metallic threads
124.8 x 61.5 cm
Gift of Dr Lam Kwok Pun HKU.T.2008.1671
120 x 47.5 厘米
Orioles and magnolias
China Late 19th or mid-20th century
Kesi (silk tapestry)
120 x 47.5 cm
Gift of Dr Lam Kwok Pun HKU.T.2008.1675
中國 清代 (1644–1912 CE), 18-19 世紀
78.1 x 37.8 cm
Mandarin ducks and peach blossoms
China Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century
Silk tapestry (kesi), panel
78.1 x 37.8 cm
Gift of Dr Lam Kwok Pun
Extending from the Qing dynasty to the mid-20th century, UMAG’s silk textile collection encompasses a diverse range of subjects and formats that include hanging scrolls, framed panels, banners and robes. Each artwork exemplifies the sophisticated craftsmanship of the artisans and the collective stories of the Qing dynasty’s textile industry.
《如絲如畫：香港大學美術博物館藏中國織物》| Pictorial Silks: Chinese Textiles from the UMAG Collection
Online exhibition: https://tipeslowly.github.io/textiles/
Date: 2020.12.2 – 2021.3.14
Time: Tuesday – Saturday 09:30 – 14:00, Sunday 13:00 – 16:00
Venue: 香港薄扶林般咸道90號港大美術博物館馮平山樓1 樓及2 樓
1/F – 2/F Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
*In light of the latest developments of COVID-19, UMAG exhibition galleries are now closed until further notice. The museum will continue to monitor the situation and review arrangements.
Photos courtesy to the University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU