Ceramics and Seals of 108 Heroes of Shui Hu Legend from the MAM Collection

13/5 - 19/11/2017     Macao Museum of Art    

The Macao Museum of Art is making the debut of its own collection of 108 ceramic figurines and 194 seals from the great Chinese classical novel Shui Hu Legend.

The collection was donated by Lei Loi Tak, General Director of the Soka Gakkai International of Macao in the name of the association in 2000. The ceramic figurines were created by the Guangdong art and craft master Liu Ousheng, who is acclaimed for applying the great freehand style of traditional Chinese painting to his ceramic works. Jointly created by the late respected local calligrapher and seal carver Lin Jin and his three protégés José Pedro Morais, Cho Sai Keung and Ho Pan, the seals constitute an important part in the development of seal carving art in Macao, as they reflect not only the individual characteristics of the four but also the master-apprentice relationship between them.