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 and intricate works of art from this period. We have a variety of different paintings on display here, including The Red Cliff, Pasturing Horses, A Palace Concert, Herd of Deer in an Autumnal Grove, Early Snow on the River and Storied Mountains and Dense Forests. These works of art provide us with a unique insight into Chinese culture during this period, and are sure to delight visitors of all ages. Come take a look at these incredible artifacts today!
1. The Red Cliff
The painting is unsigned, but the artist is Wu Yuan-chih (style name Shan-fu), a scholar under Emperor Chang-tsung who excelled at landscape painting. This work illustrates the "Ode to the Red Cliff" by Su Shih (1037-1101), which was written in
2. Pasturing Horses
This painting, the third leaf in the album "Collected Treasures of Famous Paintings," shows a groom riding on a white horse side-by-side with a black steed. The painting has an inscription by the Song dynasty emperor Huizong (1082-1135) that reads, "A
3. 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.
4. Herd of Deer in an Autumnal Grove
This painting shows a bunch of deer playing and relaxing in a woods full of maple trees. It's autumn, so the leaves are different colors. The deer are in light ink and the trees are in dark ink.
5. Early Snow on the River
This handscroll painting by Student Chao K'an of the Southern T'ang combines a vivid description of figures with a landscape as it unfolds from right to left. The painting provides contemporary proof of both the title and artist.
6. 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.