Chinese Birds & Flowers Painting
The flower-and-bird painting is peculiar to China. From of old, all kinds of flowers,
plants, and birds were given various symbolic meanings. Flowers and birds can be compared
to almost all thoughts and feelings of human being. They can symbolize feminine beauty,
virtues, political authority, omens, and lucky niceness. And once established, this
tradition became popular in every dynasty. Therefore, their symbolic meaning grow
increasingly rich and specific.
There are lots of means of expressing symbolic meaning. The most common means are homophony and pun, that convey endless meaning whilst reflect people's yearning for happiness.
The representative of symbolic birds-and-flowers painting is "Four Gentlemen" and "Three Friends of Winter". Plum blossom, orchid, bamboo, and chrysanthemum were known as the Four Gentlemen. Their common traits are nobleness, modesty, and integrity. And as the Three Friends of Winter, pine, bamboo, and plum blossom are often associated with man of great virtue from another level. For their own natural qualities, these five plants was given the corresponding symbolic meanings. In addition, because of their strong bearty in form, almost all artists dabbled at this theme and left many masterpieces.
In flowers-and-birds painting's long history of development, some subject was given the fixed auspicious Fengshui meaning. For example, just like the peony represents high position, great wealth, and prosperity; pine strands for longevity and integrity; bamboo symbolizes grittiness, modesty, and successive promotion; mandarin ducks is an emblem of conjugal affection; red-crowned crane is symbolic of longevity, and so on. Their auspicious Feng shui meanings is one of important reasons that why flowers-and-birds painting is evergreen.
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