Affection for Lotus – Exhibition of Painting and Calligraphy for the 100th Birthday of Jao Tsung-I


Professor Jao Tsung-i is a world-renowned sinologist who has made prominent achievements and outstanding contributions in various fields, including academia, arts of painting and calligraphy, as well as literary arena. In this year when it coincides with the professor's 100th birthday, the Jao Tsung-I Academy, with the support from the Macao Museum of Art, especially presents the “Affection for Lotus – Exhibition of Painting and Calligraphy for the 100th Birthday of Jao Tsung-I", where 15 sets of lotus-theme calligraphy and painting artworks by the professor are selected to showcase the artistic glamour of the highly praised “Jao's Lotus”.


  • Date: 2017.10.13 - 2018.6.30
  • Time:10:00–18:00. Last admission at 17:30. Closed on Mondays. Remains open on public holidays.
  • Venue:Jao Tsung-I Academy
  • Free admission




Today I use different techniques to paint the lotus, with a desire not only to depict a specific image for it, but also to bring out the spirit of the flower in my mind.

Professor Jao Tsung-i



Since the beginning of the new century, Professor Jao has been furthering his techniques of lotus painting with modulation through brush method, colouration and even composition, many of which has not been used by the predecessors...... For more than a decade, such kaleidoscopic representation in different forms has become the uniqueness of Jao's Lotus.

Tang Wai Hung
Deputy Director
Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole
The University of Hong Kong





Professor Jao’s lotus started using the golden colour from the 1990s. In recent years, the vivid use of golden and silver colours on his lotus paintings has become boundlessly varied and attained the acme of perfection, like a colourful dragon fluttering in the sky, a miracle glamour beyond words.

Wong Shiu Hon
Honorary Principal Advisor
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Australia






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