Tag Archives: Horse Paintings

Wall Paintings on Buddhist and Daoist Themes by Han Gan

Han Gan was a Tang Dynasty painter, who, though recorded as having done wall paintings on Buddhist and Daoist themes, is best remembered for his horse paintings. Han emphasized the strength and nobility of the horses of the Tang Empire … Continue reading

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The twelve zodiac animals of China and the Twelve Constellations

The twelve zodiac animals are matched with the five elements and the eight trigrams for fortune-telling, with a long history in China. As an important part of an elaborate and laborious system of Chinese astrology and cosmology, zodiac is used as a method … Continue reading

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