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Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation Supports ‘Shaping the Human Body: Florentine Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance’ Exhibition
29-05-2018
A Spectacular Display of Renaissance Masterpieces Rarely Seen Outside Italy

The Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation is delighted to sponsor the remarkable exhibition Shaping the Human Body: Florentine Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance, a spectacular display of ten important Renaissance sculptures that exemplify stylistic developments from the 14th to 16th century.
 
Organised and curated by the HKU University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), and supported by the Marco Polo Society and the Italian Consulate-General in Hong Kong and Macau, the exhibition is being held at the HKU University Museum and Art Gallery through 12 August 2018.  Sourced from the Bellini Collection of Florence, Italy, as well as examples from the McCarthy Collection in London, the exhibition includes works by remarkable Renaissance artists Donatello, Francesco di Valdambrini, Luca della Robbia, Giovanni della Robbia, Gregorio di Lorenzo and Giovanni Francesco Rustici.
 
The Renaissance, started in Italy, is associated with a wave of new artistic, scientific and cultural achievements, and is one of the most fascinating periods in human development.  It is about rediscovering the intellectual ambition of the Classical civilisations, enlightening human wisdom and expanding capability.  Its profound and far-reaching impact is still felt in modern days.  The sculptures amazingly present how the artistic representation of the human body changed during this period that has been influenced by scientific study and a move towards life-like depiction.
 
Ms Nikki Ng, Director of the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, says, ‘We are delighted to support this wonderful exhibition, which features masterpieces rarely seen outside Italy.  This exhibition provides us with a unique opportunity to promote appreciation of arts from the Italian Renaissance to the wider community as part of our efforts to make arts accessible to all.’
 
The exhibition is free to all Hong Kong art enthusiasts and will be open Mondays - Saturdays between 9.30am and 6pm, and Sundays between 1pm and 6pm. Throughout the event period, tours, workshops and lectures will be open to the public to support the art experience.


About the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation

The Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation was established in 2010 in memory of the late founder of Sino Group, Mr Ng Teng Fong. The Foundation is a steadfast advocate of education, youth development and community services. In the past years, the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation has supported over 200 local non-governmental organisations and social enterprises. In addition to supporting good causes such as the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the National Gallery of Singapore and restoration of the Great Wall, the Foundation provides financial assistance for students from underprivileged families in Hong Kong and Mainland China through the Ng Teng Fong Scholarships. It also supports scholastic initiatives of Peking University, Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University in China as well as the National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.