Changsha enjoys the vibrant British culture
The exhibition themed "Towards Modernity- Three Centuries of British Art" opens to the public, at the Exhibition Hall of Changsha Municipal Museum.
Curator of Bury Art Museum, Tony Trehy addresses the art lovers, in the opening ceremony.
The painting "Calais Sands at Low Water, Poissards Gathering Bait", created by British artist JMW Turner, has a 100-million-yuan insurance due to its significant artistic value.
As Hunan's unparalleled feast of art in 2013, the exhibition attracts great attention.
The exhibition themed "Towards Modernity-Three Centuries of British Art", an unparalleled feast of art, opened to the public at the Exhibition Hall of Changsha Municipal Museum on the evening of August 19.
At the opening ceremony, Li Jianqun, professor from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, expecting an interesting blend of two diverse cultures, Huxiang Culture with British culture, hoped that art lovers in Hunan will enjoy the brilliant artistic works from Britain. Professor Li, together with Li Puxing, professor from the Fine Arts Academy of Hunan Normal University, introduced famous paintings and painters to the guests and praised some extraordinary masterpieces, viewing from the perspectives of art history, culture and the structure of the paintings. They also briefed the vigorous development of British art, driven by the Industrial Revolution from the 18th century to the 20th century.
Tony Trehy, curator of Bury Art Museum, said that this exhibition perfectly reflects the influence of British art, fully presenting its development.
Jointly sponsored by the Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha Municipal Museum, Beijing World Art Museum, the Greater Manchester Museums Group, National Tour Exhibition Alliance of British and Bury Metropolitan Borough Council, the free exhibition is open to the public till October 7.
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