Two polychrome wood sculptures highlight elements of the exhibition Shaping the Human Body: Florentine Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance. This demonstration will focus on Donatello’s sculpture A Young Girl. The workshop's instructor will teach the basic techniques of wood sculpture as well as discuss Donatello’s innovative use of materials. Throughout the session, the instructor will analyse and explain how and why the scientific study of the human body can be related to the rebirth of classical antiquity, the long period of Roman-Greco civilisation.

Date | Day | Language

23.06.2018 | Saturday | Cantonese

28.07.2018 | Saturday | English

Time: 15:00 – 17:00

Venue: 1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU

Audience and Limit: Suggest aged 12 years or above, maximum 25 people per class

Registration & Enquiries: 

Registration starts from June 6, 2018. Course fee is HK$100 per participant. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and must stay with his/her child throughout the session. The accompanied adult will also pay for the fee. For enquiries, please contact Ms Chelsea Choi: cchelsea@hku.hk / 2241 5509.

Please click here for the application form.

Instructor: Parry Ling Chin Tang

Born in Hong Kong, Parry Ling receivedhis Bachelor’s degree from the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006 and his Master’s degree from the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University in 2014. He devotes himself to art making and has participated in various local exhibitions including the 2012 Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium. In 2015, he was awarded the HKETO-NY Yale China Arts Fellowship to conduct community arts research in the US and to participate in the International Festival for Arts and Ideas 2015.

Reference: http://sculptorpriori.wordpress.com/


Image: Donatello, Young Girl, 15th century, Stucco, polychorme and gilded papier maché, 55x 45 cm, Bellini Collection

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