Hockey Face Off

Hockey Face Off, 66 x 81 cm, oil on canvas, 1978, Scenes (195) [D375-78]

Hockey Face Off, 66 x 81 cm, oil on canvas, 1978, Scenes (195) [D375-78]

66 x 81 cm, oil on canvas, 1978, Scenes (195) [D375-78]
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When Po Wan moved to Canada in 1975, it brought whole new experiences to paint.  One such new experience was hockey, a classic Canadian game.  Ng tried to capture the cold, the speed of the game and the excitement from the crowd.  The colours are a mix of whites but with his short brushstrokes we get a feel for the movement and intensity involved in the game.  We can see that the crowd, though a blur in the background, fill the arena.  He has once again used the Chinese convention of a black outline on the main hockey players.  In this painting, he uses the outline to bring certain players to the foreground, creating a 3D space.

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