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Parts of classic Chinese painting reunited after 360 years of separation

06-01-2011 11:18 BJT

TAIPEI, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Visitors to the Palace Museum in Taipei from June to September will have the luck to view the two parts of a legendary Chinese ancient painting exhibited side by side after the separation of 360 years.

"Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" is one of the most important classical Chinese paintings.

It was torn into two in a fire in 1650. The right part, 51.4-cm long, is kept in the mainland's Zhejiang Museum, while the left part, 636.9-cm long, is held in Taipei's Palace Museum.

An exhibition, displaying both parts of the scroll painting, kicked off in the Taipei Palace Museum on Wednesday and will last till Sept. 25.

Kept on two sides of the Taiwan Strait, the two parts of the scroll had never been displayed together.

The scroll painting of unusual length was created by famed painter Huang Gongwang (1269-1354) in 1350. It vividly depicts an early autumn scene on the banks of the Fuchun River in Hangzhou. It is regarded as one of the greatest achievements of traditional Chinese landscape painting technique.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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