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1951

1951 to 1982 Paintings of Dragons

1951 to 1982 Paintings of Dragons

The mythical noble animal dragon represents the Chinese emperors. It is also one of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. 2012 will be a dragon year...

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1970

Ziyou Hua - Animals

Ziyou Hua - Animals

In the history of painting, animals are likely to be the earliest subject matter painted by men. In the stone caves of primitive men, before the invention of the words, men were already using available colored materials to paint wild bulls and wild deer.

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1970

Ziyou Hua - Birds

Ziyou Hua - Birds

In the Chinese painting of birds, it is not so much to paint its form, but more importantly the artist uses the bird to express his inner feelings or character.

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1970

Ziyou Hua - Flowers

Ziyou Hua - Flowers

For flowers under ziyou hua, apart from mastering the Chinese way of painting flowers, the artist should also consider the western approach to this subject. The classical painting's composition of flowers and tones of color, and the modern artists' bold contrasts of colors, lines and geometric shapes should be examined.

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1970

Ziyou Hua - Human Figure

Ziyou Hua - Human Figure

The great poet of Tang dynasty, Du Pu, described in his poem the spirit and inspiration of his work. It is similar to the story about Zhang Xu who used his hair (men had long hair then) as a brush. He could write rapidly (because of long disciplined practice) that his writing appeared like cloud and smoke on the paper.

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1970

Ziyou Hua - Human and Animals

Ziyou Hua - Human and Animals

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1970

About Ziyou Hua

About Ziyou Hua

Ziyou means to be free, and ziyou hua are paintings that were done spontaneously with or without a subject in mind. These paintings were painted after Huang Yao's Wenzi hua.

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1975

Flower and Birds Paintings - Bird in the Style of Bada Shanren

Flower and Birds Paintings - Bird in the Style of Bada Shanren

Ba Da Shan Ren was a descendent of a Ming Dynasty Emperor. Because of the pain and sorrow of the failing empire, he became a Buddhist monk and a poet.

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1981

Flower and Birds Paintings

Flower and Birds Paintings

In Chinese paintings, of all the subjects, it is comparatively easier to paint flowers and birds. The title can be 'little birds on the branch' and it can come in many variations.

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2001

Process of creation of Fu Lu Shou (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of Fu Lu Shou (compiled in 2001)

'Process of Wenzi Hua Development - from sketches to paintings. Ink is subdivided into five hues. ...Dry and moist ink strokes have to be performed with flexibility, resulting in an array of light and heavy, as well as thin and robust strokes...

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2001

Process of creation of Long/Dragon (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of Long/Dragon (compiled in 2001)

Process of creation of Long (Dragon)

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