A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains
A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains is a very beautiful painting. This painting depicts many mountains and many rivers. A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains is a landscape painting, so from left to right is very far, while from top to bottom is not very far. This painting’s artist used very dark colors, giving A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains a very dark atmosphere. Wang Ximeng painted A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains in 1113.
A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains was painted by Wang Ximeng. He is very famous in China. He was born during the time of the Northern Song Dynasty, but at age 23, he died. Many people in the world think that A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains is Wang Ximeng’s only painting. He actually was a student of Huizong (Zhao Ji) of the Song Dynasty. Huizong was an Emperor of the Song Dynasty.
A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains gives me a very deep impression. The setting of the painting is in the evening, so Wang Ximeng’s dark colors are both sad and thoughtful. On top of the mountains, Wang Ximeng used a beautiful shade of blue. This color goes well with the other dark colors. A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains’ name is very interesting because in one’s imagination, one can see an infinite number of mountains and rivers. If I was the artist of this painting, I would use the same method, the landscape painting, because on a landscape painting, one can see a lot. This painting makes me think about our beautiful world. The painting’s setting (the evening) reminds me that my life is not infinite. Like a setting sun, people should savor their lives, because lives, and the sun, will disappear after a while.