Painting in National Palace Museum, Yuan dynasty part2
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of paintings from the Yuan dynasty! These paintings were created by some of the most talented artists of their time, and they provide us with a unique insight into Chinese culture during this period. You will find works such as Dwelling in the Fu-ch'un Mountains (Wu-yung Version), Twin Pines, Forest Chamber Grotto at Chu-ch'u, The Jung-hsi Studio, Fishermen Returning on a Frosty Bank and Kublai Khan Hunting. All of these paintings are incredible examples of the skill and creativity of the artists of the Yuan dynasty. We hope you enjoy exploring these amazing artifacts!
1. Dwelling in the Fu-ch'un Mountains (Wu-yung Version)
Older grade-schoolers will enjoy this summary of a popular book.
2. Twin Pines
This painting is from 1328 and is by Wu Chen. It is the earliest known work by Wu Chen. The painting is of two cypresses and a stream. The brushwork and layers of ink give the scroll a simple and peaceful harmony.
3. Forest Chamber Grotto at Chu-ch'u
Wang Meng was a grandson of the famous artist Chao Meng-fu. He was implicated in the case of Hu Wei-yung and subsequently died in prison.
4. The Jung-hsi Studio
Ni Tsan was a native of Wu-hsi, Kiangsu. He was a bibliophile, collector, amateur poet, and painter. He was one of the Four Great Masters of the Yuan.
5. Fishermen Returning on a Frosty Bank
T'ang Ti was a precocious youth from Wu-hsing in Chekiang. His poetry and painting were held in high esteem by the local elite. He initially studied the landscape style of Chao Meng-fu, acquiring his polished and luxuriant manner.
6. Kublai Khan Hunting
Liu Kuan-tao was a court painter during the Yuan dynasty, during the reign of Kublai Khan. In 1279, he was appointed to the Imperial Wardrobe Service. His paintings were in the style of early Chin and T'ang masters.