Shuilu religious paintings first grew out of shuilu fahui, the grandest service of Chinese Buddhism, and later on developed into a kind of religious and cultural heritage. They are mainly about the rituals of Buddhist service as well as folk customs and beliefs. There are both ideological contents that reflect the combination of the three major religions and a large number of prayer needs based on folk beliefs. Therefore, shuilureligious paintings are not only a synthesizer of different styles of religious art, but also a treasure trove for the understanding of and research into social customs, production and different aspects of worldly life.
The ancient religious art of Shanxi has enjoyed popularity in art circlesof bothChina and the world. Since ancient times, stone grottoes, temple buildings, monuments and buildings with Buddhism lection and joss, mural paintings and painted sculptures - a lot of wonderful art heritages have been left behind. The shuilupainting is undoubtedly a bright pearlin this treasure house. Different in size and shape, more than 400 shuilupaintings of the Ming and Qing dynasties are collected in Shanxi Museum, including Buddhism and Taoism in category, paper and silk in material. They make an important material source for studying the art ofshuilupainting. More than 80 exhibits are selected for the audience to enjoy and study.
The Brahma world is actually composed of things that have the same origin: the ways of the world beyond are nothing but human cares. Let us walk into this treasure house of art history and let art infect the soul.