Chinese Traditional Music for Wushu

Chinese Traditional Music for Wushu

Wang Ximeng was a Chinese painter during the Song Dynasty, in the early twelfth century. A prodigy, Wang was one of the most renowned court painters of the Northern Song period, and was taught personally by Emperor Huizong of Song himself. He died at the age of 23.

Wang’s only surviving work is a 11.9-meter (39 ft)-long scroll titled A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains (千里江山圖).

The painting, finished by Wang when he was only 18 in 1113, was one of the largest in Chinese history, and has been described as one of the greatest works of Chinese art. The painting is in the permanent collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing.

“Chinese landscape paintings are “read,” meaning they are viewed, from right to left”. Recently scholars state that this painting should be viewed as the whole panorama.

A scene from Poetic Dance: The Journey of a Legendary Landscape Painting, which is inspired by a well-known Song Dynasty painting.

Video Source: 《只此青绿》音乐 (一小时循环) The Journey of a Legendary Landscape Painting (1 Hour Loop) from Wushu and Kung Fu on Youtube CC BY