Painting in National Palace Museum, Song dynasty part3
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 Remote View of Streams and Hills by Hsia Kuei, Paised Egrets on a Snowy Bank by Ma Yuan, Evening Outing by Torchlight by Ma Lin, Scholar by an unknown artist, Immortal in Splashed Ink by Liang K'ai, Kuan-yin of a Thousand Arms and Eyes by an unknown artist, and Ancient Temple Concealed in Seclusion by Chia Shih-ku. These are all stunning pieces of artwork that will give you a unique insight into the culture of the Song dynasty. Come take a look at these amazing artifacts today!
1. Remote View of Streams and Hills
Hsia Kuei was a painter who lived during the Southern Sung period (1127-1279). He was born in Ch'ien-t'ang (modern Hangchow) and was promoted to the rank of Painter-in-Attendance during the reign of Emperor Ning-tsung
2. Paised Egrets on a Snowy Bank
Ma Yuan was from a family that originally lived in Ho-chung, Shansi. Later on, they moved to Hangchow, which is the capital of the Southern Sung.
3. Evening Outing by Torchlight
Ma Lin was born in a family from Ho-chung, Shansi that later moved to Ch'ien-t'ang. Ma Lin served as a "chih-hou" in the Painting Academy during the reigns of Emperors Ning-tsung and Li-tsung.
A scholar is deep in thought, seated on a lounge bed with a brush in hand. A servant is pouring wine at his side. Behind him is a screen with a sandy shore and waterfowl painted on it.
5. Immortal in Splashed Ink
Liang K'ai was a very talented painter who excelled at painting figures, landscapes, Buddhist and Taoist subjects, and spirits and deities. He learned painting from his teacher Chia Shih-ku, but he was even better than his teacher at conveying the grace and bearing of figures.
6. Kuan-yin of a Thousand Arms and Eyes
Kuan-yin is a figure often seen in Buddhist art, who represents mercy and compassion. In this representation, Kuan-yin is standing on a lotus pedestal in the midst of waves, supported by four Heavenly Kings.
7. Ancient temple concealed in seclusion
Chia Shih-ku was a painter who lived in the Shaohsing reign (1131-1162). Not much is known about his life, but we do know that he was from K'ai-feng in Honan.