Light and Shadows Exhibit in Admiralty

Do you love the light and shadows of Baroque paintings? Does Caravaggio strike something deep and personal when you stare at his mysterious figures? Then you have to check out the Hong Kong Jockey Club's free art exhibit, Light and Shadows. It's being hosted by the Asia Society Art Gallery.

Asia Society is in a lovely woodsy hillside setting

The exhibit features local artists that have pieces connected to a series of Caravaggio inspired themes, such as shadows and theatricality.

Art by Chow Chun-Fai

More art by Chow Chun-Fai

Photo by So Hing-keung

And then you arrive at the Supper at Emmaus, which depicts Jesus revealing himself to his disciples after his resurrection. Caravaggio actually painted two of these; the Hong Kong exhibit has the second version, which includes an old lady and a beard on Jesus, neither of which the original painting had. It's really massive and the detail is breath-taking. I spent a good ten minutes just trying to study the way he portrayed the light and shadows so realistically. You can pick up free tickets to the show all over town, or at the door, so go get your weekly dose of culture!

Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio


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