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Chinese Chicken Paintings

The Rooster or Chicken is the tenth of the twelve-year cycle of animals which appear in the "shengxiao", the earthly branch, or better known in English as the Chinese Zodiac. The Rooster is a common subject in Chinese painting, belonging … Continue reading

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The National Beauty Peony in Chinese Paintings

Flowers, a major subcategory in the bird-and-flower paintings, became the object of attention and depiction by painters throughout the ages. Artists not only directly portrayed the outer beauty of flowers, they also expressed the subtle spirit and demeanor of their … Continue reading

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Chinese Painting of Peony

As an independent painting subject in traditional Chinese paintings, the flowers and birds paintings occupy an important place in the history of Chinese painting. Peony is one of the most popular flower themes in Chinese Gongbi paintings. Known as the … Continue reading

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