Other Painting in National Palace Museum
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of paintings from the Song dynasty! Here, you can explore some of the most beautiful works of art from this period. We have a variety of different paintings on display here, including Herd of Deer in an Autumnal Grove, Early Snow on the River, Storied Mountains and Dense Forests, Pasturing Horses and A Palace Concert. These are all masterpieces that capture the beauty of nature and the sophistication of Chinese culture during this time period. Come take a look at these incredible artifacts today!
1. Herd of Deer in an Autumnal Grove
This painting is from the Liao dynasty and is from the late 10th century. It depicts a herd of deer in a maple forest. The deer are in light ink and the trees are in dark ink. The leaves are in light and dark shades of red, white, yellow, ink, and light blue.
2. Early Snow on the River
This handscroll painting depicts a winter landscape with figures and animals. The artist, Chao K'an, paid attention to detail, even spraying dots of white pigment to illustrate the first wind-driven flakes of snow.
3. Storied Mountains and Dense Forests
Chu-jan was a monk at the K'ai-yuan Temple who originally specialized in painting the southern scenery of Kiangnan.
4. Pasturing Horses
This work, the third leaf in the album "Collected Treasures of Famous Paintings," shows a groom riding on a white horse side-by-side leading a black steed. The painting has an inscription by the Song dynasty emperor Huizong (1082-1135) that reads, "
5. A Palace Concert
This painting shows ten ladies of the inner court sitting around a large rectangular table. Some enjoy tea, while others drink wine. The four figures at the far end seem to be responsible for playing music and livening up the atmosphere.
6. The Red Cliff
The painting is unsigned, but it is believed to be by Wu Yuan-chih, a famous scholar under Emperor Chang-tsung who excelled at landscape painting. This work illustrates the immortal "Ode to the Red Cliff" by Su Shih (1037-1101), which was written in 10