Classic Chinese Paintings: Song Dynasty (960-1279)



Zhang Zeduan (1085-1145) 張擇端

Zhang Zeduan (simplified Chinese: 张择端; traditional Chinese: 張擇端; pinyin: Zhāng Zéduān; Wade–Giles: Chang Tse-tuan) (1085 — 1145), alias Zheng Dao, also sometimes translated as Zhang Zerui, was a famous Chinese painter of the Song Dynasty. He lived during the transitional period from the Northern Song to the Southern Song, and was instrumental in the early history of the Chinese landscape art style known as shan shui.

Zhang was a native of Dongwu (present Zhucheng, Shandong). He was a court painter of the Northern Song Dynasty, and in the aftermath of that dynasty's fall, his paintings often conveyed criticisms of the social circumstances of the time.

Zhang Zeduan's most famous painting is Along the River During the Qingming Festival, a wide handscroll which depicts life in a city. This painting was made famous throughout China, as an emperor of the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368 AD) felt compelled to write a poem in praise of the artwork. A popular remake of the painting was made in the 18th century, during the Qing Dynasty. (Wikipedia)

 

A complete image of Along the River During Qingming Festival. 清明上河圖
Original version Qingming-scroll by Zhang Zeduan

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Original version of 'Along the River During Qingming Festival'. 清明上河圖

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Isolated sections of 'Along the River During Qingming Festival'


A complete image of Along the River During Qingming Festival. 清明上河圖
Qing dynasty royal version 清院本清明上河圖

Qingming-scroll by the Qing dynasty royal painters

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Qing dynasty royal version of 'Along the River During Qingming Festival'. 清明上河圖

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Along the River During Qingming Festival in 8 sections

Along the River During Qingming Festival (section 1 of 8) Along the River During Qingming Festival (section 2 of 8 ) Along the River During Qingming Festival (section 3 of 8 ) Along the River During Qingming Festival (section 4 of 8 ) Along the River During Qingming Festival (section 5 of 8 ) Along the River During Qingming Festival (section 6 of 8 ) Along the River During Qingming Festival (section 7 of 8 ) Along the River During Qingming Festival (section 8 of 8 )

 

 

A chinese woman spent 6 years embroidered 22x0.6 meters of "Along the River During Qingming Festival"

A chinese woman spent 6 years embroidered 22x0.6 meters of 'Along the River During Qingming Festival'
April 20, 2017
Pan Mingxia, a woman from Fujian Province, shows her embroidered "Along the River During Qingming Festival" in the park.