All of the objects in the National Palace Museum in Taipei were collected by successive Chinese dynasties before the Xinhai Revolution. Even the relatively newer objects are from the Qing dynasty. Since the Revolution of 1911, each of the objects in the museum's collection must have been made at least 100 years ago.
As I walked through the museum, I found a corner where such historical objects were displayed with the latest technology. There was a large liquid crystal screen on which ink brush paintings were displayed. The screen was so finely detailed that it looked as if the drawings were really there. There are a lot of electronics manufacturers in Taiwan, and they even supply Apple with them. It's no wonder that they want to combine the latest technology of today with traditional art. The museum is not only displaying old stuff, but also exploring the shape of future artworks.
Interestingly, the screen is movable. Depending on the location of the screen, the place where the ink painting is displayed changes smoothly. The man standing in front of me was looking at the screen with admiration.
November 25, 2016
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