With gorgeous classical Chinese paintings and fascinating cultural and historical information this guide to Chinese flowers is a wonderful book for painters and gardening enthusiasts alike.
A flowering lotus, a peony or Chinese rose, plum trees in bloom—it's hard to think about China without picturing some of its famous flowers. They are celebrated not only for their beauty but also their symbolic connotations and the important role they have played in Chinese art and literature through the ages. Famous Flowers in China introduces thrity-six typical Chinese flowers. Yo can learn more about these flowers while being amazed by the author's painting techniques.
As you turn the beautifully-illustrated pages, you will discover…
Vivid and lifelike paintings of flowers
Comprehensive information about the flowers, including their rich cultural connotations
Refined and stunning techniques that reflect the essence of both Chinese and Western painting.
About the Author: Qian Xingjian (1935) is currently a member of the China Artists Association and Shanghai Artists Association, associate professor of art at Shanghai International Studies University, distinguished visiting painter at the Shanghai Institute of Calligraphy and Painting, and vice-president of the Shanghai Huangpu Art Institute.