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Trove of Renaissance masterpieces go on show in Hong Kong Palace Museum

WORKS BY THE legendary artist known as Raphael (拉斐爾) are on show in Hong Kong. The Italian, whose real name was Raffaello Santi, is one of the most celebrated and prodigious Renaissance painters. Santi (1483-1520), left the world with a staggering number of masterpieces, particularly those artworks highlighting sacred images. Western painting exhibition in Hong…

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Monet steals the show at extraordinary Hong Kong art exhibition

WANT TO LEARN the history of western art in a single afternoon? The Hong Kong Palace Museum is showcasing the UK National Gallery's prestigious painting collection - with 52 of the world’s finest masterpieces painted by fifty influential artists over a 400-year period. All the big names are there, including Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt,…

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Groundbreaking animation tells tale of extraordinary Chinese poet

Chinese filmmakers have created a dramatic animated movie in the Disney-Pixar style, with 3D characters in thrilling adventures. Yet at the same, "30,000 Miles From Chang'an" is also very different. It celebrates Chinese history, telling the story of China's most famous poet, and it is unapologetically educational: it has 48 classic Chinese poems scattered throughout…

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