觀古識今 — 歷代印章及印譜展 Exhibition - Glimpses into the Past: Chinese Seals and Seal Impression Catalogues through the Dynasties

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9:00am - 5:00pm
香港科技大學李兆基圖書館一樓 香港潮州商會高佩璇展閱廳 The Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Ko Pui Shuen Gallery, 1/F, Lee Shau Kee Library, HKUST

中國之古璽印及篆刻,自春秋戰國發展至今已有三千餘年歷史,於此漫長歲月中,原先具實用性之古璽印,逐漸發展成一門富有鍳藏及觀賞價值之獨特藝術。是次展覽以古璽印中之「吉語印」為綱,按朝代延伸至秦漢以降之官印、私章,乃至近現代篆刻家之印作;以「印譜」為鍳,通過印譜之對照,展現印章歷代之沿革。

展出之印章超過四百方,包括戰國時期的吉語印、秦漢和魏晋時期的官印、宋元時期的私印及明代以後的流派印等四類。

印譜分兩期展出,第一期 (五月至八月)先展出三十餘種著名之古璽印及流派印譜。第二期 (九月至十月)以印譜稿本為主題。印譜稿本存世數量甚稀,世人多只聞其名,未見其實。此批稿本印譜能於香港科技大學展出,實屬難能可貴,為近現代印譜展中之首次。

 

The carving and use of seals have a long history in China dating back to the Spring Autumn (770-476 BCE) and Warring States (475-221 BCE) periods. Over a period of more than three thousand years, seals have shed their functional character and become a unique art of special aesthetic quality. Seals and their legends are esteemed by connoisseurs and collectors because the aesthetic rules governing their appreciation are largely the same as those applied to calligraphy and painting.

The exhibition features “jiyu” seals, or “seals with auspicious words”, along with official and private seals from the Qin and Han dynasties onward, as well as more recent works by modern seal carvers. Seal impression albums, or yinpu (印譜), are exhibited side by side so that viewers can follow the evolution of seal carving across time.

A total of more than four hundred seals are on display. They are arranged into four categories: Jiyu yin, or “auspicious word seals” from the Warring States period (475 BCE-221 BCE); official seals of the Qin (221-207 BCE) Han (206 BCE-220 CE) and Wei Jin periods (220-589 CE); private seals from the Song (960-1279 CE) and Yuan (1271-1368 CE); and stones engraved by seal-engravers over the past few hundred years.

Seal impression albums are displayed in two phases. Thirty-plus types of albums featuring the legends of ancient seals and famous seals by modern seal carvers of different schools will be shown from May to August. The second phase (September to October) focuses on manuscript seal impression albums. Surviving only in small numbers, manuscript albums are extremely rare and precious. This exhibition at HKUSTwill be the first time that manuscript seal impression albums have ever been publicly displayed and will surely be an eye-opening experience not to be missed.

More information: https://library.ust.hk/exhibitions/seal/

 

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香港科技大學李兆基圖書館一樓 香港潮州商會高佩璇展閱廳 The Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Ko Pui Shuen Gallery, 1/F, Lee Shau Kee Library, HKUST
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