Wei and Jin Ancient Tombs
Located 20 kilometers northeast of the city of Jiayuguan in a vast expanse of desert, there are more than 1,400 underground frescoed brick tombs of the Wei and Jin Dynasties (AD 220-419), known as the Wei and Jin Ancient Tombs, known as "the largest underground gallery in the world". Jiuquan City according to the east and west of the orchard township, by the new urban and rural northwest. The desert muster a tomb, like the waves in the sea up a little. The murals were painted on the wall above the tomb door, on the four walls of the front and middle chambers, and on the stone walls of the back chamber. On the wall painted and carved a symbol of the Gate of Heaven gate, tomb town soldiers and fairy supernatural animals. After the room painting tomb owner with the clothing, clothing, box and silk and other articles. Most of the mural with a brick surface for a picture, a small number of larger mural. The frescoes devote a great deal of space to various production activities. The fresco shows the evolution process from Han painting to Jin painting style, and the development trend from decorative painting to independent scroll painting. Generally, draft with earthen red, and then outline with ink lines, and then fill in with heishi, red, etc., the effect is warm and lively. In the middle and late color method is more diverse, in addition to the hook filling method, but also with the outline of the method, the primary color multiple configuration method, dye method, etc. Line drawing skills have been greatly improved, dripping, Pentium flying. The artistic style is bold and vigorous.