Go to the Three Gorges Museum and see the ancients’ “registration image”
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- People who love to visit museums and enjoy the art of painting are lucky. From June 26, the Calligraphy and Painting Hall in Each Dynasty on the fourth floor of the Three Gorges Museum will display Thousands of People with Thousands of Faces -- the Exhibition of Ancient Figure Painting. In order to make the audience more intuitively understand the characteristics of ancient Chinese figure painting, two styles — realism and romanticism — form the basis, supplemented with the division into different sections. Specific characteristics of ancient Chinese figure painting will be displayed from different angles.
All parts of the Three Gorges Museum’s exhibition are very promising, and each person present may enjoy one of the treasures of the museum.
The first part is “the Mirror Reflected Flowers -- Realistic Figure Painting”, displaying respectively real images, indulging in pleasures painting, genre painting and alias painting. The first two are portraits, which can be regarded as the ancient “registration image” and “art image”. These are the painter’s description and writing about the main image of the picture. The genre painting is mostly group images, the records of the painters about daily life and ordinary people. Alias painting, just as the name implies, is the painting created based on the person’s alias. Although the contents are mainly of the landscape, the intention is the painter’s understanding of the spiritual connotation of the host, reflecting the ideals of life and sentiments of the host. It is a “figure painting” reflecting spirits.
Part of Han Xizai Evening Banquet by Tang Yin. (Photo provided by the Three Gorges Museum)
Tang Yin’s Han Xizai Evening Banquet Copy among key exhibits is considered (relative to other paintings) second only to Evening Banquet in the Palace Museum. It is one of the “Ten Treasures in the Three Gorges Museum”.