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Chinese Qing Gong Painting 清供画

There is a large amount of auspicious patterns which are derived from life in the long Chinese folk culture. And the Qinggong painting is one of the most glamourous patterns. It specializes in desk furnishing of scholar. From composition to technique, although Qing Gong painting is simply, it is quite rich in connotation, and having rich characteristics and fengshui meaning of daily life.

Qinggong (清供), refer to those articles which are put on a long table in order to add spice to the study life. In addition to exquisite implements of the study, Qinggong also include various miniascapes, flower arrangement, seasonal fruits, wonder stone, curio, ect. It is the common subject for Chinese paintings.

According to the record, the history of Qing Gong painting can be dated back from Han Dynasty. In the Northern Song Dynasty (CE 960-1127), Qinggong painting developed further. During this period, painter mainly took flowers and fruits such common things as the theme of Qinggong painting whilst complemented some implements like vase, basin, stones. In floral theme, most is pine, bamboo, orchid, or chrysanthemum that has elegant morality. As for fruity theme, pomegranate, fingered citron, persimmon, loquat, or grape is in the majority. All of those theme convey the meaning of auspiciousness, happiness, high position and great wealth. And the vase, flowerpot, flower basket is a must for Qinggong painting because they have rich characteristics of daily life and have the meaning of safeness. So they were always praised as the props which characterized the folk features most.

Moreover, most of composition of Qinggong painting is succinct and antithetical, quite like paper-cut but more direct, freer, and more appealing than it.

Qing Gong painting can be divided into four categories:

1. seasonal Qinggong painting (draw flowers and plants, melon and fruit in season)

2. antique Qinggong painting (draw curios like bronze sacrificial vessel, famous kiln ware, ect, matching with the seven-stringed zither, chess, books, painting, or long table and so on )

3. ornamental stone Qinggong painting (draw a traverine, matching with banana tree, bamboo, or chrysanthemum, ect )

4. symbolic Qinggong painting (have auspicious meaning, becoming popular from Qing Dynasty and evolving numerous patterns )

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