The Art of Chinese Landscape Paintings from 12th to 20th Century
September 27, 2019 - December 1, 2019 Time: 9:00—17:00 (closed on Mondays) Oval Hall, F2 & F3, Capital Museum
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Foreword


"The beauty of mountains and rivers had been much talked about from time immemorial."


Chinese people have long taken mountains and rivers as aesthetic objects in nature. It is recorded in The Analects that "The wise find pleasures in rivers and the virtuous in mountains." It can be inferred from this line that people had already recognized the aesthetic value of mountains and rivers more than 2,000 years ago. Since the Wei and Jin Dynasties in the early period of the Common Era, the Chinese people have injected more profound humanistic connotations into mountains and rivers. Zong Bing, in his work Exposition on Painting Mountains and Rivers, opined that "Saints see the world with wisdom... Mountains and rivers represent the beauty of Tao by means of their physical forms." He also initiated the aesthetic state of mind in appreciating mountains and rivers - "enjoying scenery without physically travel" and "free flow of the mind". Well developed in the Tang and Song Dynasties, landscape painting prospered, with three artists in the leading roles providing a model for the following generations. In Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties and modern times, numerous schools emerged representing various styles and leaving a lot of masterpieces for the later generations.


In those masterpieces, artists provided innumerable and memorable descriptions and songs of praise to depict countless well-known mountains and rivers, scenic spots and the idyllic retreats of poets. This exhibition aims to present and praise the splendid beauty of China in ancient landscape paintings.

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The Art of Chinese Landscape Paintings from 12th to 20th  Century 1
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