Soundless poems for enchanting landscapes

Updated: Oct 14, 2021 Print
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Travelling in the Mountains in Snow by Liu Du, Qing Dynasty, from the permanent collection of Shandong Museum [Photo/Official WeChat account of Shandong Museum]

The Greek poet Semonides of Amorgos once observed that paintings are “soundless poems”, as they have a similar aesthetic essence. Let’s see if he was right by visiting an ongoing art show highlighting landscape paintings during the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) at Shandong Museum in Jinan! We believe you will come up with something poetic when seeing the works below!

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