Immortal Blossoms of an Eternal Spring (仙萼長春)
Lang Shining (郎世寧, 1688-1766), Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Album leaf, ink and colors on silk, 33.3 x 27.8 cm, National Palace Museum, Taipei
Each of the sixteen leaves of flowers in the seasons from this album includes rock, bird, or plant motifs. Though the subjects are from life, the compositions are exquisite, each part in harmony for a rare masterpiece fusing Chinese and Western art.