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Modern Porcelain Show displayed at Palace Museum

Date: 2018.09.18 Author: Celia Tang

An exhibition which shows modern porcelain is now on displayed in the Hall of Martial Valor (Wuying Dian) in the Palace Museum in Beijing. The exhibition is on display from September 15th to October 5th.


The exhibition shows 15 porcelain pieces and 86 ceramic paintings by Yang Xuebang. The paintings are mainly based on the landscape. They have 5 different chapters: Dream Mountains, Flower World, Green Countryside, Life Style, and Firelight.


Yang - a native of Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province - is known as a pioneering porcelain artist who combines traditional craftsmanship and modern aesthetics. He is particularly famed for portrayal of grand landscapes in an abstract style. He focuses on the paintings in his life to inherit the essence of the ceramic painting and at the same time, makes innovation through new creative method.


The Palace Museum, known as the Forbidden City, was the imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.