Couplets exhibition celebrates Lunar New Year

Updated 2019-02-01 10:41:00

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It has become a tradition for the National Museum of China in Beijing to stage exhibitions of yinglian, or calligraphic couplets, to celebrate Lunar New Year.

This season's exhibition opened on Wednesday to display dozens of couplets created by celebrated calligraphers from around the country.

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The exhibition also juxtaposes the calligraphic works with several classical Chinese paintings from the museum's collection that feature auspicious symbols and festive themes.

A highlight is the intricate landscape painting, Pine Tree and Cranes, by Italian missionary Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766), who served in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) court.

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