Painting in National Palace Museum, Ming dynasty part1
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of paintings from the Ming dynasty! Here, you can explore some of the most beautiful and intricate works of art from this period. You will find paintings such as Picking Lotuses by Tang Yin, Waiting for the Ferry on an Autumn River by Qiu Ying, Four Immortals Paying Homage to Longevity by Shang Xi, Crossing a Bridge over a Stream by Dai Jin, The Three Friends and a Hundred Birds by Bian Wenjin, Fishing in Reclusion Among Mountains and Streams by Tang Yin, Departure Herald by an unknown artist, Return Clearing by an unknown artist, Lofty Mount Lu by Shen Chou and Old Trees by a Cold Waterfall by Wen Cheng-ming. We hope you enjoy exploring these incredible artifacts!
1. Picking Lotuses
Tang Yin was a very talented artist who lived during the Ming dynasty. He was especially good at calligraphy, painting, poetry, and prose. This painting is of some boating maidens on a lake covered in lotuses.
2. Waiting for the Ferry on an Autumn River
Qiu Ying was a famous painter who lived in Suzhou. He studied painting under Zhou Chen and became very good at landscape and figural painting. This painting is done on two pieces of silk joined together to make a large hanging scroll.
3. Four Immortals Paying Homage to Longevity
This painting is called "The Four Immortals on Waves," and it was made by Shang Xi during the Xuande reign (1426-1435). The painting shows four different immortals from Buddhist and Daoist origin.
4. Crossing a Bridge over a Stream
Dai Jin was the founder of the "Zhe School" of landscape painting in the Ming dynasty. He was upheld by later generations as the standard bearer of the school, and his style became a model for other artists.
5. The Three Friends and a Hundred Birds
Bian Wenjin was an important bird-and-flower academic painter during the early Ming dynasty. His style followed the tradition of fine brushwork and strong colors tracing back to the Northern Song school of Huang Quan.
6. Fishing in Reclusion Among Mountains and Streams
This handscroll painting by Tang Yin depicts pine trees, red maples, and yellow leaves against a waterfall and flowing stream with thatched cottage and water kiosk buildings scattered among rocky banks.
7. Departure Herald
This handscroll depicts a great imperial procession making its way to pay respects at the imperial tombs. Departing from the Te-sheng ("Victory") Gate of the Peking city wall, the artists here depicted shops along the way and the appearance of ceremonial guards to the final destination of the imperial tom
8. Return Clearing
In this handscroll, there is a great imperial procession making its way to the imperial tombs to pay respects. The procession is departing from the Te-sheng ("Victory") Gate of the Peking city wall and the artists have depicted shops along the way, as well as the appearance of ceremonial guards
9. Lofty Mount Lu
Shen Chou was a native of Ch'ang-chou, Kiangsu province. He was an excellent poet, essayist, and calligrapher, and also a very good painter. Shen Chou completed this work in 1467 when he was 40.