This short video by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, not only shows us how masterpieces of Chinese silk painting were typically made, but also presents the immense level of artistry needed. And the video’s gentle flute music soothes the mind. This is my first time seeing how silk needs to be treated in preparation for this type of painting. We probably won’t master all the skills needed to create such a work of art through watching this 6-minute video, but at least we can witness the intricate painting style and beauty of Gongbi traditional Chinese painting. Research by Helen J.