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Exhibition on Emperor Qianlong goes to West Lake

2017-08-10 15:40 ChineseTime

Exhibition on Emperor Qianlong goes to West Lake
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An exhibit titled "Son of Heaven in the Heyday: Exhibition of the Qianlong Emperor in Qing Dynasty" opened at the West Lake Gallery of Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Hangzhou, South China's Zhejiang province, on Thursday and will last for three months.

Among the exhibits, 168 pieces are from the Palace Museum in Beijing, and the rest from Zhejiang museum. Ranging from the Qianlong Emperor's (1711-99) imperial robes and daily use articles, to his paintings and calligraphy, the items on display narrate the colorful life of the emperor. Emperor Qianlong was the longest reigning emperor in China's history, who reigned from 1736 to 1796.

"Although numerous exhibitions on Emperor Qianlong have been held across the world, this display is the most comprehensive so far," Ma Shengnan, an expert from the exhibition preparatory team at the Palace Museum said. "We hope visitors can experience the whole life of Emperor Qianlong from their perspective."

Exhibition on Emperor Qianlong goes to West Lake
An exquisite carved wooden box from Qianlong Period of Qing Dynasty is showcased at the exhibition. [Photo/Artron.net]

It is said that Emperor Qianlong preferred West Lake in Hangzhou a lot, and each time he went to Hangzhou, he would live near the West Lake. Two paintings from the exhibition portray the scene of the imperial palace for his short stays at West Lake.

Though Emperor Qianlong visited South China six times, the major part of his life was not spent there. So whenever he missed the West Lake, he would draw it on canvas and write poems dedicated to the lake. "Qianlong loved West Lake so much that whenever he wanted to paint something the landscapes of the West Lake would soon be on the canvas", Ma said.

Exhibition on Emperor Qianlong goes to West Lake
West Lake, by Emperor Qianlong. [Photo/Artron.net]

(China Daily)


展览时间:2017年8月10日 (星期四) 至 2017年11月10日 (星期五)
展览地点:浙江省博物馆(孤山路25号)
主办单位:浙江省博物馆、故宫博物院
电话:0571-87980281
展览简介:

8月10日至11月10日,由浙江省博物馆、故宫博物院共同主办的《盛世天子——清高宗乾隆皇帝特展》将在浙江省博物馆西湖美术馆举办。清高宗乾隆(1711-1799),名爱新觉罗·弘历,为清朝入关后的第四位皇帝,25岁登基,在位60年,禅位后又以太上皇身份训政3年,是中国历史上实际掌权时间最久的皇帝,也是中国历史上最长寿的皇帝。他在《御制南巡记》中说:“予临御五十年,凡举二大事,一曰西师,二曰南巡。”把南巡作为他生平最重要事功之一。其六次南巡,每至浙江,都为当地的人文、风景、民生赞叹不已。此次展览旨在较为全面地介绍乾隆其人其朝,同时将浙江之一主题融入展览各个部分,体现浙江在乾隆一生中绵长不绝的影响。

本次展览分为六个单元:第一单元“君临天下”,从乾隆的青年、壮年、老年出发,完整地反映了乾隆富贵天然的幸运一生;第二单元“勤天敬民”,展现乾隆熟读经史、拥有深厚文化底蕴的修养、勤政爱民的政绩以及他尊孔崇儒、力倡文治的成就;第三单元 “海宇安澜”,呈现乾隆重视骑射、崇尚勇武的传统和稳固海疆的赫赫武功;第四单元“怡情乐志”,侧重体现他的文人情趣、审美品位和艺术修养;第五单元“佛日普惠”,诠释乾隆与佛教的不解之缘;第六单元“为爱西湖”,叙述乾隆流连于江南锦山绣水、终其一生反复题咏、摹绘的文化现象。
【拓展阅读】
【君临天下】

弘历登基后,改年号为乾隆,至此迎来了康乾盛世。乾隆帝在位期间平定大小和卓叛乱、巩固多民族国家的发展,完善了对西藏的统治,占领了新疆,正式将新疆纳入中国版图,清朝的版图由此达到了最大化。重视社会的稳定,兴修水利,保护农业生产,社会经济文化有了进一步发展,达到极盛时代。
【勤天敬民】

乾隆自幼年即接受严格系统的儒家教育,以勤政爱民为治国之本,在治国理政上堪称名君,从乾隆初年至中期左右,是其政治生命中最有活力、备受后人称颂的时期。政策宽松,关心受灾百姓,执政期间五次普免天下钱粮,三免八省漕粮,减轻了农民的负担。
【海宇安澜】

乾隆朝使统一多民族国家得到巩固和发展,最终确立清朝全盛时期的版图,即近代中国的疆土。乾隆南巡的一大目的是“巡视政事、阅兵校射”,实施“赏罚信明”,安抚军心。他六次南巡至浙江,三次阅旗兵、水师,特地期许“承平世恐军容驰,文物邦应武备明”。
【怡情乐志】

乾隆帝重视调养情志,兴趣爱好广泛,颇具才华。自幼就接受汉族传统文化教育,四书五经、诗词歌赋、书法绘画,无一不精,还热心园林,文化修养很高,执政后也十分重视文化建设,“稽古右文,崇儒兴学”。一生酷爱鉴藏,内府中有大量名家墨宝,还亲自主导宫廷中各种工艺品的生产制作。
【佛日普惠】

依据史料,乾隆笃信藏传佛教,但对汉地佛教亦抱有浓厚兴趣。乾隆从个人行为和国家行为去实践着他的崇佛信念,对佛教的态度更为理性,更为执着,他对佛教发展也起到一定的作用。每到杭州,乾隆必到名山古刹拈香礼佛,与高僧论法参禅。
【为爱西湖】

乾隆仰慕江南繁华,流连于钱塘美景,终其一生反复题咏、摹绘、怀念,兴趣盎然,乐此不疲。岁月流逝,时隔两百余年,追忆乾隆当年在杭州湖山之间留下的足迹和丰富的翰墨诗篇,仍会牵引出“抚化心无厌,览物眷弥重”的深深怀旧之情。

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