This autumn from 1 to 31 October 2010, art lovers are invited to enjoy ‘The Art of T’ in the beautiful surrounds of The Clipper Lounge, which will feature works by Danish photographer Anna Birgit and Vietnamese painter Nguyen Thi Chau Giang.
The eye-catching works of art on display feature a range of enchanting and beautiful female images that aim to incorporate a sense of the oriental. Giang’s work, painted on silk, captures the moments of a woman’s life. Portraying both suffering and joyous times from childhood to old age, Giang’s art has successfully become a voice for women everywhere. Birgit’s photography encapsulates the aesthetic flow of dance and art. Focusing on the female body, Birgit captures sophisticated moments of movement in an artist’s life.
“The theme of ‘Regard de Femmes’ is life, beauty and romance,” says Executive Assistant Manager of Food and Beverage David Collas. “The females in these images are captivating and enticing, and the scenes of culture and life that are around them draw the viewer into the moment and into the culture that the work depicts. The art on display is simply the art of life. Viewers are sure to fall in love with these timeless works of art.”
Guests are invited to enjoy Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s afternoon tea delicacies whilst viewing the surrounding art, which will be available for purchase.
The hotel’s highly creative culinary team will produce an art-themed afternoon tea featuring edible works of art. The tea, a variation of Mandarin Oriental’s classic afternoon tea, is priced at HK$198 + 10% per person and HK$358 + 10% for two and includes cakes decorated with paintings, chocolate paintbrushes, easels and other edible interpretations of the exhibition. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the afternoon tea transforms into an afternoon tea buffet and is priced at HK$228 + 10% for one or HK$388 + 10% for two. The Art of T is available from 3 to 6 p.m. every day in October 2010. Reservations can be made by phoning the restaurant directly on +852 2825 4007 or by e-mailing:
About the artists
ANNA BIRGIT, from Denmark, photographs another form of Art, dance. She focuses on the movement of the body and has seen some the most talented dancers in the world, such as Carolyn Carlson and Pina Bausch, “Theatre de la Ville” in Paris, where some of the best companies, directors, actors and dancers in the world gather to showcase.
NGUYEN THI CHAU GIANG from Vietnam belongs to a new generation of artists who keeps alive the long tradition painting on silk, using a range of colours. Her images of women in childhood, youth, maturity and old age are evoked through a serenity and innocence that is depicted in her paintings. Her art ‘speaks’ to women everywhere. This talented painter follows in the footsteps of another famous Vietnamese artist LE PHO, who also painted on silk.
About The Clipper Lounge
Both a relaxing haven and favourite meeting place throughout the day, it’s justly referred to as “Hong Kong’s sitting room”. The Lounge’s breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets as well as legendary afternoon teas are served with elegance and a magnificent view overlooking Statue Square, while furnishings are reminiscent of a private yacht decorated in mink, taupe and mandarin hues with Asian accents.
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