Why did many Song-dynasty paintings depict children at play?
In the Song Dynasty, paintings of the "children at play" subject matter were unprecedentedly popular. Why did this genre flourish in this period? What do children play in this kind of painting? Professor Huang Xiaofeng from the Central Academy of Fine Arts shares his views.
The inaugural season of the CGTN Art Series, "The Song, Painted," is a virtual exhibition of Song-dynasty masterpieces that are currently housed in museums worldwide.
CGTN presents to the world a sumptuous journey of culture – zooming in on the Song Dynasty art and the ethos reflected in the paintings and delving into a millennial dream.