What Various Symbols In Chinese Paintings Mean

If you were questioned about your preference of the style of music, you might prefer Western or Eastern music. Furthermore, you might have a preference for a certain genre. With that said, music, literatures, arts and so on are influenced by various cultures. You might have a preference for Asian cultural arts, literature compared to Western works. Similarly, there are individuals who are intrigued by the other works of this culture. For instance this article would be discussing some facts about paintings. Every form of art has a meaning and basis for its creation. For instance if you research about the Australian Aboriginal artwork, you would be able to understand it. On the other hand, even Chinese artwork is unique from other cultures.
These piece of work are different and portrays different meanings, take varying forms and so on. If you’ve being to a Chinese art exhibition, you would be able to notice this difference compared to that of the works of Western art. It’s commonly known that art is a form of expression human desires and emotions. Specifically, these feelings and emotions are that of the artist. However, Chinese art represents a deeper spiritual, humane and earthly connection that teaches facts about life. Moreover, the different representations are based on the main concept of ‘feng shui’. With that said, here are some of what the various arts mean in traditional paintings:
• Carps Fish
These fish are also known as ‘koi’ that is drawn to symbolize luck and joy. Life without happiness is meaningless. In this type of drawing put up for sale at online sites, galleries and even at a Chinese painting auction have six fish drawn. Of the six five are coloured white or red, which means happiness, success and luck. While the remaining fish is coloured in dark or black to symbolize wading off bad luck such as ill health and other bad signs, check this Hong Kong auction house.
• Cranes
On the other hand, another drawing that others are fond of having in their homes is the cranes. Normally seen in houses where old adults such as grandparents live in. This painting is hung at homes with the prayer and hope of these elders living a longer life. Moreover, the cranes represent old age and longevity.
• Peony flowers
There are many families struggling to live happily due to various reasons. It could financial issues, relationship struggles and so on. Therefore, a common belief among these individuals is that, having pictures with these flora, would bring them happiness and fortune. Therefore, majorities of individuals purchase such work from a Chinese painting auction.
When you look through artwork, do you merely appreciate the basic image, colours, etc. that are used in the piece of art? Or, perhaps, you try to guess the story or emotions behind it. Similarly, if you were interested in traditional Chinese drawings, it would be interesting to understand these symbols. As a fact, you could appreciate the work and make more meaning of what you’re looking at.