Macau Post issued the stamp theme “Chinese Landscape Painting” on 9th October 2016. Chinese landscape painting became an independent style in the Sui and Tang Dynasties, and gradually matured during the Five Dynasties and the Northern Song Dynasty. Landscape is endowed with divine characteristics by the Chinese culture, constructing aesthetic connotations of Chinese landscape painting that interpret mountains as the moral conduct and water as the personality, establishing the philosophical ideal that “The great beauty of the universe is silent” in the development of Chinese landscape painting.
This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet, the landscape paintings depicted on the stamps are selected from more than hundred of paintings created by the Macao painter Sun Jiang Tao, with the theme of “A night of rain at the mountain, cascades from the rocks”, “Autumn of Danxia”, “Verdant Shennongjia”, “Golden Autumn of Xiajiang” and “Waterfalls against the cliffs”. The image illustrates on the first day cover is “Landscape of Guilin”.