Painting in National Palace Museum, Qing dynasty (1644-1911) part2
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of paintings from the Qing dynasty! This collection features works from some of the most renowned painters of the time, including Giuseppe Castiglione. His painting 'One Hundred Horses' is a stunning example of his work and is sure to captivate viewers of all ages. Other works in this collection include landscapes, portraits, and historical scenes that provide us with a glimpse into the lives of people during this period. We hope you enjoy exploring these beautiful pieces of art!
1. One Hundred Horses
Giuseppe Castiglione was born on July 19, 1688, in the central San Marcellino district of Milan, Italy, the site of a renowned Botteghe degli Stampator painting studio. As a youth, Castiglione learned to paint from Carlo Cornara at the studio, and he also came under the influence of the famous painter Andrea Pozzo, a member of the Society of Jesus at Trento. In 1707, at the age of 19, Castiglione formally entered the Society and traveled to the prosperous city of Genoa for further training.