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How did the ancients explore the world without leaving their homes?


"Imaginary Tour through Xiaoxiang" is a Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) ink wash painting. This masterpiece offers a virtual voyage through a rich tapestry of scenes. What's the story behind the "Imaginary Tour"? How did the artist use this allusion to "travel" through the painting? And how did he utilize ink opacity to create visual effects? Shi Qi, a professor at the College of Fine Arts of East China Normal University, shares her insights.

CGTN's art series "The Song, Painted" is a virtual exhibition of Song Dynasty (960-1279) masterpieces currently housed in museums worldwide. Let's embark on a journey of cultural exploration, zooming in on art from the Song Dynasty and the ethos reflected in the paintings.

Enter the exhibition: The Song, Painted

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