Wood-carving master chisels hundreds of vivid figures into trunk to recreate famed Chinese painting

Mail Online | 1/18/2019 | Kelsey Cheng For Mailonline
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One of China's most famous paintings has been brought to life in a stunning 40 foot-long wooden carving.

'Along the River During the Qingming Festival', perhaps the best-known scroll painting in Chinese art history, was meticulously engraved on the trunk of a thousand-year-old camphor tree by sculptor Zheng Chunhui.

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Images of the impressive 30-tonne display at a museum in Putian, south-east China's Fujian province were released by Xinhua news agency on Thursday.

The classic panoramic painting - dubbed 'China's Mona Lisa' - by imperial artist Zhang Zeduan depicts a flourishing urban life in Bianjing, the capital of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Bianjing is today's Kaifeng city in Henan province.

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Spanning a length of 5.25 metres (17 feet), the masterpiece illustrates the day-to-day life of more than 1,659 characters and 209 domesticated animals, as well as stunning landscapes and architecture including bridges, shops, food stalls and...
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