Guided Viewing: "Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from The National Gallery, London" with Prof. Greg Thomas at Hong Kong Palace Museum

Date :
Friday, 1 March 2024
Time :
11:00 - 12:30
Venue :
Hong Kong Palace Museum, West Kowloon Cultural District, 8 Museum Drive, Kowloon
Cost :
$200 Member; $300 Non-member
Limit :
Enquiries :
Patricia Lee at [email protected] / 2241-5507
Note :
Optional lunch afterwards on share-cost basis

The HKU Museum Society is delighted to present a guided viewing of Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from The National Gallery, London with Greg Thomas.

Organised by the Hong Kong Palace Museum and the National Gallery, London, this exhibition is the first showcase of the Gallery’s prestigious painting collection in Hong Kong. It features 52 of the world’s finest masterpieces painted by fifty influential artists, spanning more than 400 years of Western art history.

The paintings on view, dating to the 15th to early 20th century, encompass the most significant turning points in the history of art, from the Renaissance to impressionism and post-impressionism, represented by some of the world’s most revered artists, including Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Goya, Turner, Constable, Monet, and Van Gogh.

Professor Greg Thomas earned his Ph.D. in art history from Harvard University in 1995 and has taught at HKU since 1999. A specialist in 19th-century French painting, he has published Art and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century France: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau (Princeton UP, 2000) and Impressionist Children: Childhood, Family, and Modern Identity in French Art (Yale UP, 2010). Subsequent research has focused primarily on artistic interactions between Europe and China in the 18th and 19th centuries, including a current book project focused on the palace of Yuanmingyuan. At HKU, he teaches an introductory survey of western art history and advanced courses on 18th- and 19th-century art and architecture.

Photo Credit: 
Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830)
Oil on canvas
NG 6692
© The National Gallery, London