Today is Qing Ming Festival. In honor of that, we wanted to share with you an interactive exhibition posted by the National Palace Museum in Taipei of the most famous Chinese painting, Along the River During Qing Ming Festival. The version posted is a Qing Dynasty copy of the original, which was created during the Song Dynasty. The original panoramic painting portrays daily life at all levels of society in extraordinary detail, and has been reproduced several times throughout Chinese history. In the online version, viewers can scroll through the whole length of the painting to see all the detail and activity, and can click on various spots to watch video animations of the scenes portrayed. Images of the original and the reproduction can be seen here via Wikipedia.
Along the River During Qing Ming Festival: Interactive Version
Posted by Sophie Beach | Apr 4, 2009