Mar 28, 2010

China FDC on "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains"

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Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (富春山居圖)

Date of Issue : 20 March 2010

The horizontal ink-and-wash scroll painting "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (富春山居圖)" is the magnum opus of renowned Yuan Dynasty painter Huang Gongwang (黃公望, 1269-1354). A native of Changshu, Jiangsu Province, Huang was reversed as the first of the Four Great Masters of the Yuan, the other three being Wu Zhen, Ni Zan and Wang Meng. Most of the paintings were devoted to the beautiful landscapes in the regions south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, including Fuyang, Zhejiang Province, where he spent the last years of his life. This painting, with a precise layout, vivid strokes, and a profound meaning, depicted the enchanting scenery along both banks of the Fuchun River, and exerted a deep influence upon Chinese landscape paintings in the following generations. Unfortunately, the painting was burnt into two pieces in the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Today, one piece is kept in the Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Huangzhou, while the other is perserved in the Palace Museum in Taipei.

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