CULTURE Woodcarving of ancient masterpiece shown in Chongqing

CULTURE

Woodcarving of ancient masterpiece shown in Chongqing

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12:08, December 27, 2019

A carved wood version of one of China's most famous paintings,   Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival, debuts in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, December 25, 2019. (Photos: China News Service)

Carved from a 3.27-meter-high, 0.99-meter-wide and 2.01-meter-tall thuja wood, the sculpture takes a craftsman from Chongqing working two years to complete. The masterpiece depicts 300 people with individual expressions and postures going about their bustling daily lives. Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival is one of the 10 most famous ancient Chinese paintings and has been long crowned as China's top artistic classic. It was created by famous painter Zhang Zeduan during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

A carved wood version of one of China's most famous paintings, Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival, debuts in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, December 25, 2019. 

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