Misty River and Layered Peaks is a masterpiece of Song Dynasty (960-1279) painter Wang Shen. Wang portrays ethereal rivers and mountains by combining blue-green hues with ink washes, showing his highly refined taste in artistic conception in Chinese landscape painting. What inspired the revival and remembrance of classic styles and traditional methods during this period? How do the blue-green hues reflect the technological achievements of the Song Dynasty? Professor Qiu Ting, vice dean of the School of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, provides his insights.
CGTN's art series "The Song, Painted" is a virtual exhibition of Song Dynasty 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.