The attractiveness of Song dynasty ceramics lies in its elegant forms and sophisticated colours, all achieved by new methods of manufacture. Its high workmanship was affected by the religious thinking of the literati as well as the artistic tastes of the imperial household.
This talk relates the ceramic styles to the living styles of the Song dynasty. The change of living conditions or environments may be a key factor for the change of forms and colours of utensils used in daily life.
The HKU Museum Society and the Oriental Ceramics Society jointly present this talk by Yeung Chun-tong, Director of The University Museum and Art Gallery. Director Yeung obtained his BA and MPhil from HKU, and has worked at UMAG for 35 years. He is Honorary Associate Professor in the Fine Arts Department of HKU, teaching Chinese Material Culture and Museum Studies.