Picturesque 'Jiangnan' depicted in oil paintings in Suzhou exhibition

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2017-05-24 11:05:21

An oil painting in exhibition Picturesque Jiangnan – 2017 Chinese Oil Paintings at the Suzhou Art Museum, Jiangsu province, May 23, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

South of the Yangtze River, Jiangnan is a region known for its beautiful natural landscapes and rich cultural history. It has long inspired Chinese artists.

To showcase the beauty and charm of the area, the exhibition, Picturesque Jiangnan – 2017 Chinese Oil Paintings, opened on Tuesday at the Suzhou Art Museum in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu province, and will run until June 23.

The exhibition includes a fine selection of more than 160 oil paintings, ranging from landscapes to human portraits and scenes from local people's daily lives. They were collected from artists across China.

A visitor looks at a painting in the exhibition Picturesque Jiangnan – 2017 Chinese Oil Paintings at the Suzhou Art Museum in East China's Jiangsu province, May 23, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

A man takes a photo of one of the paintings in the exhibition Picturesque Jiangnan – 2017 Chinese Oil Paintings at the Suzhou Art Museum, East China's Jiangsu province, May 23, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

A visitor looks at a painting in the exhibition Picturesque Jiangnan – 2017 Chinese Oil Paintings at the Suzhou Art Museum in East China's Jiangsu province, May 23, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

Visitors look at paintings in the exhibition Picturesque Jiangnan – 2017 Chinese Oil Paintings at the Suzhou Art Museum in East China's Jiangsu province, May 23, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

Visitors look at paintings in the exhibition Picturesque Jiangnan – 2017 Chinese Oil Paintings at the Suzhou Art Museum in East China's Jiangsu province, May 23, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

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