Emperor Ming-huang's Flight to Szechwan
T'ang Dynasty (618 - 907)
|National Palace MuseumAnnual Special Exhibition of Treasured Paintings and Calligraphic
2000/10/10 - 2000/11/20
Early Chinese paintings and calligraphy were generally produced on silk or paper. These materials, as well as many of the pigments used in painting, tend to age rapidly when exposed to light and air. Accordingly, the National Palace Museum does not display the most fragile paintings in its collection on a regular basis. Instead, the museum holds an annual, 40-day special exhibition of "Treasured Paintings, and Calligraphic Works." This exhibition is intended to provide scholars and the general public with opportunity to view some of the museum's rare and precious works of painting and calligraphy while still ensuring their continued preservation.
This year's exhibition includes 20 early works from the T'ang, Five Dynasties, Sung, and Yuan periods. Hanging scrolls, handscrolls, and album leaves will all be on display.
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