, Shanghai, December 12 (Reporter Wang Ji) Da Vinci's original oil painting with the most oriental aesthetic charm "Woman with Flowing Hair", 10 precious manuscripts in "Codex Atlantic"... As the third exhibition of the Shanghai Museum's "Dialogue with the World" cultural relics and art series, "Dialogue with Leonardo da Vinci - Renaissance and Oriental Aesthetics Art Special Exhibition" was officially opened at the People's Square Pavilion of the Shanghai Museum on the 11th.

Leonardo da Vinci's original "Woman with Flowing Hair" is on display at the Shanghai Museum. Photo by Chinanews reporter Zhang Hengwei

This exhibition is co-organized by the Shanghai Museum and the Encyclopedia Institute of Trecani, Italy. The exhibition features a selection of 18 original Renaissance art treasures and 18 masterpieces of ancient Chinese paintings, starting an artistic journey across time and space from the perspectives of "the artistic expressions of the East and the West in the same era but completely different" and "the artistic styles of the East and the West in different eras".

Leonardo da Vinci is a well-known Italian Renaissance art giant, and his masterpieces such as "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper" have attracted countless people to see the real face; He was also an encyclopedic scientist and inventor, leaving behind many precious manuscripts for posterity, and can be called the "all-rounder" of the Renaissance. However, there are only a handful of surviving paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, and the vast majority of his works are immovable or forbidden to leave the country, so they are rare to see in China.

The audience's copy of "The Woman with Flowing Hair" took a photo with the original Da Vinci. Photo by Chinanews reporter Zhang Hengwei

"Woman with Flowing Hair", which occupies the "C position" in the exhibition hall, has attracted the most attention. According to reports, this is the only authentic Da Vinci oil painting in Italy that can be exported, and it is also the most oriental charm and mysterious representative work of da Vinci's oil paintings. This unfinished work depicts a young woman with flowing hair, her eyes lowered, her head bowed slightly, and a smile on her face, immersed in her own thoughts, exuding a typical da Vinci mystery from beginning to end.

Not far from "The Woman with Flowing Hair", the masterpiece of Tang Yin, a famous Chinese painter of the Ming Dynasty who was the same time as Leonardo da Vinci, "Fan in the Autumn Wind", "looks at it". Tang Yin, the word Bohu, the master of the peach blossom hermitage, is one of the "four families of the Ming Dynasty". This picture is a masterpiece of Tang Yin's later years, painting a corner of the courtyard, the lady holding a fan and contemplating, and the face of the figure is soft; There is a self-titled poem on the left, pointing out the theme of "Autumn Wind Fan", which is a self-portrayal of the ups and downs of life and the hot and cold state of the world by borrowing allusions.

Tang Yin's masterpiece "Autumn Wind Fan". Photo by Chinanews reporter Zhang Hengwei

Two precious drawings by Michelangelo, one of the "Three Masters of the Renaissance", important paintings by Leonardo da Vinci's disciples, as well as the rarely seen "Gate Disc Diagram" of the Five Dynasties, and Liang Kai's "White Portrait of the Daojun" of the Southern Song Dynasty are also exhibited here.

Chu Xiaobo, director of the Shanghai Museum, said that he hoped that the audience would use their own eyes and hearts to discover the harmony and difference of art, the perfect blend of art and science, and appreciate the exquisite and innovative charm of Eastern and Western art masters hundreds of years ago. (ENDS)