Giant Roll: Map of the Yangtze
April 10 – April 30 National Museum of China, Beijing
On display is a 200-meter-long, 1.5-meter-tall scroll painting themed on the Yangtze River, a mother river of the Chinese nation. It took a year for 50 artists to complete the project.
Titled Mapof theyangtze , the painting is a majestic and magnificent joint project that fully captures the splendid scenery of the Yangtze River such as snow-capped mountains, oases and plains along the banks, as well as the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric project, and urban landscapes with high-rise buildings and highways that wind through the mountains—a diverse image of China’s new era fused with modern flavor.
Map of the Yangtze, a magnificent scroll painting.