Lotus in Chinese Painting

Lotus is a kind of beautiful plant, with its roots in the mud; the lotus flower rises through the murky water to blossom clean and bright, symbolizing rebirth, resurrection and cleansing. In China, lotus is a popular subject in Chinese painting.

The Lotus Flower meaning the Harbinger-of-spring has long been considered a symbol of happiness, love and hope. It is a symbol of change or transformation, joy and love. The Lotus Flower will promote spiritual awareness, and love.

Lotus - Chinese Painting

Lotus - Chinese Painting

The lotus paintings show not only the pursuit of the Chinese people towards beauty, and are also a memorial of God beliefs. On the basis of a different kind of human emotion, the lotus-themed contemporary painting works are also very colorful in Chinese art. They occupy an irreplaceable position and cultural implication.

In Taoism and Buddhism, the Lotus flower holds a supreme position. The Lotus Flower meaning pure and noble in Buddhism is considered sacred. In Buddhism the lotus flower symbolizes faithfulness. The golden Lotus Flower meaning that is mentioned in Buddhist sutras, is the symbol for the achievement of enlightenment.

Thousands of years of culture have precipitated out the unique insights of aesthetics. Thousands of years of history of civilization were bearded in the painting works, the accumulations of Chinese traditional culture.


Chinese painters have perfectly annotated the ever-changing colorful lotus art by different strokes to express lotus beauty to the extreme. In the pursuit of techniques, the artist has also focused on the enhancement of the inner cultivation. Different artists show up their inner praise and affection to the lotus by the ink in hands through different forms of artistic expressions.




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