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Flowers and Birds;Jin Ching Bo;33*42

Flowers and Birds;Jin Ching Bo;33*42

Flower and Bird;Du Chuan Yin;90*45

Flower and Bird;Du Chuan Yin;90*45

Vase;Chi Wei-Yi;H:144CM

Vase;Chi Wei-Yi;H:144CM

Vase;Zheng Shan Xi;H:42CM

Vase;Zheng Shan Xi;H:42CM

Flowers and Birds;Jin Ching Bo;33*42
Flower and Bird;Du Chuan Yin;90*45
Vase;Chi Wei-Yi;H:144CM
Vase;Zheng Shan Xi;H:42CM

From February 11 to May5, the museum is holding an exhibition at Taoyuan International Airport. The exhibition contains two sections: the essential collections of flower and bird paintings of National Museum of History , and the pottery works of famous artists in Taiwan.

In the tradition of Chinese painting, flower and bird painting is a general conception. Other than the figure and landscape paintings, all images of creatures, such as birds, animals, insects, and flowers and grass, are included in the category of flower and bird painting. Comprehensive and elegant decorative patterns of flowers, leaves, birds, and animals can be found on the bronze sacrificial artifacts of Shang and Zhou dynasties and on the daily life utensils of Han dynasty.

The flower and bird painting became an individual category of painting in the Tang dynasty. This category of painting reached its zenith in the Song dynasty when the tradition of the Five dynasties was continued and supported by the court painting academy. In the Ming dynasty, the flower and bird painting underwent yet another evolution with the rise of the literati painters. In this period, the artist of flower and bird painting moved from loyal representation to a freer characterization of the subject's inner spirit. Since the Republican period, the exchange of Eastern and Western cultures has been transforming the faces of flower and bird painting. Wu Chang Shuo and Chi Bai Shi stimulated this category of painting with their modern forms and unique brushstrokes, continuing this ever evolving tradition of flower and bird painting.

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