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Pictorial Songs of the Brush: A Guide to Paintings in the National Palace Museum Collection (2024-I)

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Post date:2024-02-06

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Pictorial Songs of the Brush: A Guide to Paintings in the National Palace Museum Collection (2024-I)
Event Time
Tue.-Sun. 9:00-17:00
Event Location
No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
The history of Chinese painting can be compared to a symphony. The styles and traditions in figure, landscape, and bird-and-flower painting have formed themes that continue to blend to this day into a single piece of music. Painters through the ages have made up this "orchestra," composing and performing many movements and variations within this tradition.

It was from the Six Dynasties (220-589) to the Tang dynasty (618-907) that the foundations of figure painting were gradually established by such major artists as Gu Kaizhi and Wu Daozi. Modes of landscape painting then took shape in the Five Dynasties period (907-960) with variations based on geographic distinctions. For example, Jing Hao and Guan Tong depicted the drier and monumental peaks to the north while Dong Yuan and Juran represented the lush and rolling hills to the south in Jiangnan. In bird-and-flower painting, the noble Tang court manner was passed down in Sichuan through Huang Quan's style, which contrasts with that of Xu Xi in the Jiangnan area.

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