Gorgeous Landscape of Wuzhong

The Second Special Exhibition Hall

Nature serves as an eternal subject in the history of Chinese painting. Paintings with mountains and rivers of Jiangnan as the subject are of great significance to the establishment of the traditional style and interest of literati painting. Since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, with the socio-economic development of Wuzhong, a large number of literati flocked to Wuzhong, and the culture thrived. Literati created many extraordinary works of shan shui paintings by combining the local scenic spots and private gardens of Wuzhong. This special exhibition mainly displays the paintings and calligraphy works of Ming and Qing Dynasties with the scenic spots and gardens of Wuzhong as the theme which are collected by the Nanjing Museum. This exhibition shows the landscape of Wuzhong in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Exhibits include the works of Wu School and other schools influenced by Wu School such as Yushan School and Shanghai School. Besides, inscriptions on top of tablets and antithetical couplets are exhibited, which were written by Qianlong Emperor when he inspected Wuzhong during his tours of southern China.