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What message do the underwater creatures in this painting convey?


Fish Swimming amid Falling Flowers is considered a creation of Song Dynasty artist Liu Cai (1080-1120). It depicts a vibrant aquatic world. What do the carefree fish symbolize? What kind of ecological idea do the interactions among aquatic plants, fish and shrimps in the painting reflect? What does this inspire us to do today? Wang Gerui, lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, provides 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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