Cultural Institute will organize a Research Grant Lecture in the Tap Seac
Gallery on April 28. Professor Mo Xiaoye from Zhejiang University will give a
lecture on the “Views of Old Macao”.
Professor Mo Xiaoye will present some of his findings using over 80 slides of
images of Macau to illustrate his talk. These oil paintings, sketches, and
watercolors of landscapes, street scenes, people and customs are the major focus
of research for art history. They provide insights into what Macau looked like
in former days.
the past four centuries, artists from both East and West have sought to capture
images of Macau and many of these have survived to the present. These scenes
this region famous all over the world. Views taken from the top of Penha Hill
and Guia Hill, looking down to the outer and inner harbors, and at the Barra
Temple, St. Paul’s Church, the Praia Grande and Happiness Street (Rua da
Felicidade) have traditionally been amongst the most popular scenes.
in Hangzhou in 1955, Mo Xiaoye is now a professor in the Department of Art
Studies at Zhejiang University, China. He is also an advisor for the MA program
in Art History and a member of the Chinese and Foreign Historical Academic
graduating from Hangzhou University with a degree in Japanese Language and
Literature, he gained an MA in Cultural History of China from the History
Department of Hangzhou University, and a doctorate in Ancient Chinese History
from Hangzhou University.
active artist, Professor Mo has exhibited in China and has published widely in
journals. In February 2002, he published Missionaries and the Transition of
Western Painting to the East in the 17th and 18th Centuries. In the same year,
he was awarded a research scholarship from the Cultural Institute to carry out a
study on “The Relationship between Topographical Paintings and the Legacy of
Macao’s Urban Architecture”.
year, he has won a scholarship from the Chinese Ministry of Culture to research
the Art History of Macau.