National Museum presents a visual and gastronomic feast

By Lin Qi | | Updated: 2024-01-23 14:23
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The National Museum of China presents a New Year "Luck Box" featuring Beijing landscapes and containing nuts and dried fruits. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) court official and painter Wang Fu specialized in the mountain-and-water genre of Chinese painting and his works deliver a solemn feel.

For twice, Wang accompanied Zhu Di, aka Emperor Chengzu, on his inspections and hunting in Beijing to which he wanted to relocate the imperial capital from Nanjing, Jiangsu province. Wang was commanded by the emperor to make a 20-meter-long hand scroll depicting the famous "eight sceneries of Beijing and the surrounding Yanshan Mountain", in eight separate sections.

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