china's mona lisa, palace museum, qingming shanghe tu

‘China’s Mona Lisa’ Is Almost 6 Yards Long

One of the most famous Chinese paintings, often referred to as “China’s Mona Lisa,” has a connection to the annual Qingming Festival that is celebrated in April in the Western calendar. China’s Mona Lisa The real name of “China’s Mona Lisa” is Qingming Shanghe Tu. Qingming (清明) means “clear-bright,” and Shanghe Tu (上河圖) means “going-along-the-river-picture.” ...

Armin Auctor

Bianjing city gate depicted in the Song Dynasty painting "Along the River During the Qingming Festival" from the 12th century.