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How did an ancient artist show the four seasons of the West Lake?


Landscape of Four Seasons by Liu Songnian, an artist from the Imperial Academy of Painting of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), is divided into four sections, respectively describing the four scenes of its capital (today's Hangzhou) in spring, summer, autumn and winter. From architecture to natural features, from birds and flowers to waves in the West Lake, Liu meticulously portrayed the changing of the seasons in various exquisite environments and gardens. Follow Yin Guanghua, a painter and connoisseur of ancient paintings and calligraphy, to discover this painter's superb ability to capture unique beauty.

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.

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