Buddhist paintings

Updated: 2014-02-21 15:15


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A distinctive genre of art history, Buddhist paintings are largely of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The Capital Museum is displaying its collection of Buddhist paintings that were used on the "Shui Lu Fa Hui (Land and Water Dharma Ritual)".

In addition to the Buddhas, the paintings also portray Taoist figures and folk tale fairies, and normally used emperors, chancellors and generals as prototypes. They feature meticulous gongbi brushwork and thick layers of magnificent colors.

9 am-5 pm, closed on Mondays, until April 6. Capital Museum, 16 Fuxingmenwai Dajie (Street), Xicheng district, Beijing. 010-6337-0491/2.

Buddhist paintings

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