Lotus: Popular Subject in Chinese Paintings

Chinese paintings with lotus are elegantly painted and may include fish (prosperity) and auspicious birds. As one of the most painted flowers, mainly thanks to the Buddhist influence, the lotus is of unique importance in Chinese folklore and symbolism. It is the symbol of mental purity

Lotus is a kind of beautiful plant that its flower and seeds are growing at the same time. In Chinese Lotus Painting, fish flirting with lotuses. This combination has the meaning of "living in affluence" and "every year may you always get more than you wish for". In ancient China, the lotus represented the female and the fish the male, so this combination also implied the connection of male and female.

Lotus - Chinese Painting

Lotus - Chinese Painting



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