If the Affordable Art Fair isn’t enough for you, this month’s art shows offer plenty of inspiration for art-lovers, families and even science and witchcraft enthusiasts. From Baroque masterpieces on loan for the first time to Hong Kong from one of the largest museums in Italy to works by a celebrated Vogue photographer to witchcraft-inspired works housed at the historic Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, August is looking like a very arty month.
1. Hong Kong Museum of Art: Masterpieces of Italian Baroque artists from Capodimonte Museum
A total of 40 Neapolitan paintings from the collection of the Capodimonte Museum in Italy are on show at Hong Kong’s most historic art museum for the first time. The items on loan depict religion, saints and mythology, and include still life and landscape paintings by 16th and 17th-century masters such as Titian, Annibale Carracci and Artemisia Gentileschi, all Baroque painters who were known for creating a dramatic contrast between light and shadow, exaggerated movements and their subjects’ pronounced facial expressions.
Until November 2, 2022. Special Gallery, HKMoA, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Find out more at hk.art.museum