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Potted landscape art, praised as "silent poetry", "stereoscopic paintings" or "living sculptures", is a rare and delightful Chinese art form. In a pot no larger than a washbasin, ingenious craftsmen create a miniature reproduction of a natural scene using stunted trees and plants, rocks and even water.


It is very difficult to determine when potted landscapes first began, since the form was only considered a folk art in its initial stages. A mural in the tomb of Prince Li Xian of the early Tang Dynasty (618-907) shows that the art form had already won royal favor at that time, although historical records suggest it can be dated much earlier than that -- nearly 4,000 years ago.

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Potted landscapes, otherwise known as landscapes cultivated in pots, are made by putting the artistic touch on plants and stones arranged in a pot to make it look like an ornament -- a miniature of natural beauty. In general, potted landscapes fall into two categories: potted landscapes composed of plants (potted plants) and those made from stones and water.
Potted Landscapes Today
Nowadays, in Chinese cities big or small, there are many potted landscape exhibitions featured in parks.

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