Artwork

‘Peony’ by Yun Shouping, Qing Dynasty (Image: Screenshot/Secret China)

The Peony in Chinese Artwork

The peony, known as the King of Flowers, has long been regarded by Chinese culture as a symbol of wealth, good fortune, happiness, and prosperity, and is a common theme in Chinese artwork. Peonies are not only beautiful, but also…

Originating as artwork for decorative and ornamental purposes, Chinese painting techniques evolved into a classic art form that embodies China’s traditional culture and wisdom. (Image courtesy of Zhang Cuiying)

The Making and Essence of Chinese Paintings

Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Originating as artwork for decorative and ornamental purposes, Chinese painting techniques evolved into a classic art form that embodies China’s traditional culture and wisdom.

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The Peony in Chinese Artwork

The peony, known as the King of Flowers, has long been regarded by Chinese culture as a symbol of wealth, good fortune, happiness, and prosperity, and is a common theme…

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The Making and Essence of Chinese Paintings

Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Originating as artwork for decorative and ornamental purposes, Chinese painting techniques evolved into a classic art form…

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Lillian Addie: Art and the Struggle for Identity

Today I met Lillian Addie, a 25-year-old artist who is having her first exhibit at the lovely Shirley Burke gallery in Parkdale, a seaside suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Lillian’s paintings…