National Palace Museum, in support of international efforts in ecology and
conservation, is holding this special exhibition of Chinese bird paintings
as part of the "E-BIRDS: Global Educational Initiative to Save the Birds
Series", jointly organized by Wild Bird Federation Taiwan and Birdlife
International. Even though you may stop to wonder what makes such "common"
birds as sparrows, Chinese bulbuls, and mynahs in these paintings so
"treasured", all living things are invaluable for the roles they play in the
Birds can seem so close yet so far away as they fly through the skies above.
But as one of Nature's greatest engineering feats, they are admired for
their beautiful array of shapes, sizes, and colors as well. No wonder bird
watching and bird painting have gone hand-in-hand as forms of appreciation
through the ages.