Shenzhen Museum To Exhibit Qianlong’s Collection from the Qing Dynasty
Ninety eight treasures that were collected by the Beijing Art Museum which includes collections of painting, calligraphy, clothes, accessories, statues, furniture, art and crafts from the period of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty is on exhibit at the new Shenzhen Museum in Futian.
The exhibit will help visitors gain comprehensive understanding and experience the life during Qianlong’s reign. Emperor Qianlong is the fourth son of Emperor Yongzheng was born in 1711 and became the sixth emperor of the Qing Dynasty. He was also the longest living emperor in Chinese history. During his reign Qianlong made significant achievements in the economic and social development, and along with his grandfather Emperor Kangxi led the Qing Dynasty to the golden age.
Qianlong was fond of collecting traditional artworks and was a major patron of the arts. He was also known for his artistic talent. Due to the fast development of the economy during his time, the style of arts from his period was largely reflected on the luxurious lifestyles of the ruling class. The exhibit will also feature a flower painting made by Qianlong, an outstanding artist he expressed his love for his mother and spring season using a simple brush strokes.
The collection displayed on the exhibit will show off Qianlong’s political and social achievements and his pursuits in luxury styled with his way of living.