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Modern version of classic Chinese painting debuts in Beijing

(Xinhua)

13:05, September 09, 2011

BEIJING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The modern version of a famous Chinese ink painting, painted by artists from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, debuted at the National Museum of China on Thursday.

The 66-meter-long scroll is a modern version of "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" by Huang Gongwang in Yuan Dynasty about 660 years ago.

While the original painting recorded the landscape along the Fuchun River in east Zhejiang Province, the modern one vividly depicts the same area, showing dramatic changes over the past three decades since China adopted the reform and opening-up policy.

The painters included Wang Mingming and Song Yugui from the mainland and Chiang Ming-shyan from Taiwan.

The recreated work has carried the artists' wishes for good cross-Strait relations and peace, Wang said.

The painting will also be exhibited in Zhejiang and Taiwan after the ten-day exhibition in Beijing.

The original painting by Huang Gongwang was split in two during a fire in 1650. The two pieces were reunited in an exhibition at Taipei's Palace Museum in June.

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