The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

The ‘Forbidden City’ is a painting inspired by a visit to the Chinese Imperial Palace in Beijing. Once the home of emperors and a centre for ceremonial and political government for nearly 500 years, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guardian lions in this painting, with the cub and sphere, refer to dynasty and power. The palace architecture, sculpture and ornament are very impressive, creating a strong, commanding presence as you walk through the complex.

The ‘Forbidden City’ painting is on display for summer and autumn 2018 at
The Forum House Chinese Restaurant
52-54 Woollards Lane
Great Shelford
Cambridge CB22 5LZ