“A Thousand Li of River and Mountains” is a very famous Chinese landscape painting. It has mountains and water. This painting is green, blue, black, and yellow. Because “A Thousand Li of River and Mountains” is extremely big, it is hard to see the small things in the painting. For example, the painting has many trees and people. It also has houses and some boats. This painting shows ancient Chinese society.
Wang Ximeng painted “A Thousand Li of River and Mountains.” In 1096, he was born. He was the most famous painter of the Song Dynasty. Emperor Huizong taught Wang Ximeng. In 1119, he died. He was 23 years old.
When I see this painting, I think about how China has changed a lot since the Song Dynasty. I wish today’s scenery and this landscape were the same, but today there is a lot of pollution. For example, Beijing has a very big pollution crisis. But although China is polluted, it is very beautiful. “A Thousand Li of River and Mountains” makes me remember when I used to live in China. This painting appears very quiet and very relaxing, and it makes me want to go to China. I know this painting is extremely big but I want to see it with my own eyes.