Legend (Tradicción . Sucesión) Yue-lu Lin

Taiwan is a country of diverse religions, with Buddhism and Taoism being the two predominant religions. Temples of various sizes throughout Taiwan have their respective characteristics, and the most arresting part is the color paintings found in various corners of the temples, most of which convey the essence of loyalty, filial piety, chastity and integrity, and tell stories of various deities. The colors of temples are the results of the meticulous works of the painters. This episode features Yue-lu Lin, who took up temple painting at a young age, and participated twice in the painting of the renovation project of Miaoli Tianhou Temple. The most difficult part of temple painting is “being true to life” and “layout.” Yue-lu Lin has now taken the role in temple architecture and management. After more than 20 years, he once again picked up his brushes to paint the temple’s rarely-seen stories that are inspirational or about deities for this program.

For the sake of recording, the program presents the details of the temple paintings with close-up shots, and hopes that more people, when visiting temples, can look up, appreciate these lively paintings, and express our thanks to the painters who have done these works while standing on tall scaffolds and pouring our sweat!

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    5 minutes 25 seconds
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    December 30, 2020
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