Famous Chinese painting gets a modern update

Radio Taiwan Internatinal
Date: 03 February, 2020
By: Leslie Liao

Along the River During the Qingming Festival is considered a masterpiece of Chinese art!

Taiwan’s National Palace Museum is home to one of the largest collections of ancient Chinese art. Centuries-old works may be difficult for modern viewers to understand, but museum employees are working hard to bridge the gap of time.

This work of art is called Along the River During the Qingming Festival. It’s an impressive work of art that’s over five meters long. It’s a wildly detailed painting that depicts daily life during the Song Dynasty.

Experts say this painting is close to 900 years old. It might be hard to imagine society back then, but with a little bit of creativity, museum employees have made this painting a little more relatable. Parts of the painting have been captioned and given a more modern context.   [FULL  STORY]

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