Great spring scenery, you might as well follow the footsteps of the ancients.

Great spring scenery, you might as well follow the footsteps of the ancients.

Stepping in the spring has existed since ancient times. This spring, many people had to cancel their outing because of the epidemic.

If you stay at home, you might as well have a "spring outing". Those "flowers" in the history of art may give you more beautiful feelings this spring.

In ancient times, spring outing was an outdoor activity that people liked in spring. Especially in the Tang Dynasty, spring outing was an open social custom in the Tang Dynasty, which flourished on the third day of March every year. This activity was recorded in Zhang Xuan’s famous "You Chuntu, the wife of the State of Guo" in the Tang Dynasty. The genius of the painter lies in the fact that the title of the picture is You Chuntu, but there is no grass or tree directly related to spring in the picture. Instead, people feel the breath of spring through the gentle gesture of the fine horse and the thin and gorgeous spring shirt of the characters.

The silk edition of You Chuntu, the wife of the State of Guo, by Tang Zhang Xuan (Song Mo) is 51.8 cm in length and 148 cm in width. It is now in the Liaoning Provincial Museum.

You Chuntu by Zhan Ziqian, a painter of Sui Dynasty, is the only work handed down from generation to generation by Zhan Ziqian, and it is also the oldest picture scroll so far, with the words "Zhan Ziqian You Chuntu" inscribed by Song Huizong. In the painting, the water meets the sky. There are green mountains and lush lakes, scholars riding horse trails or stopping by the lake, and beautiful ladies boating on the water. The wind is warm, the water is microwave-lit, the peaches and apricots on the shore are blooming, and the grass is lush.

Painters attach importance to the mountains and rivers with turquoise, depict the foothills with clay gold, fill and dye the trunks with ochre, take a panoramic view from a distance, and arrange the figures properly, which is the first of its kind in the Tang Dynasty and is very representative in early landscape painting.

You Chuntu by Zhan Ziqian in Sui Dynasty is now in the Palace Museum in Beijing.

The color of the silk book is 43 cm vertical and 80.5 cm horizontal, and it is now in the Palace Museum in Beijing.

Ming Chou Ying’s "Spring Dawn in the Han Palace" is collected in the National Palace Museum in Taipei.

The Spring Dawn of the Han Palace is known as one of the "Top Ten Famous Paintings in China". The picture describes the daily chores in the palace in early spring by hand-rolling: dressing up, watering, cutting branches, arranging flowers, raising, singing and dancing, playing, playing around the stove, playing chess, reading, fighting grass, looking at the mirror, watching pictures, playing with babies, sending food, waving fans, painting empresses, palace moths, princes, eunuchs and painters. The characters were all clothes since the Tang Dynasty, and they were named Han Palace, which was a general term for the palace at that time.

Affected by the epidemic, the "The Truth-Chou Ying Special Exhibition" held by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the United States for ten years had to be stopped.

Chou Ying’s You Chuntu in the Suburb in Ming Dynasty

In the Qing Dynasty, Zou Yigui painted the Hundred Flowers Map, which was collected in the National Museum of China.

In spring, spring flowers are blooming. To enjoy the flowers, you can see the Hundred Flowers Picture painted by Zou Yigui, a court painter in the Qing Dynasty.

There are more than 100 kinds of plants and flowers in the four seasons in the picture of Hundred Flowers. The first painting is red plum, narcissus and orchid, interspersed with peach blossom, plum blossom, apricot blossom, winter jasmine, begonia, magnolia, clove, peony, hydrangea, rattan, pomegranate, dandelion, lingxiao, broad bean, rose, poppy, hibiscus, lily, lotus flower, lentil, impatiens, gardenia, oleander flower and petunia. Flowers are arranged in the order of four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter, and according to the time of flowering. Painting techniques combine work and writing, such as chrysanthemums outlined with lines, and flowers such as lotus flowers and magnolia flowers are directly rendered. Dotting flowers with chalk dipped in color, dyed the heart, and rendered with water, making the flowers full of three-dimensional sense.


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