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Carriage Travel

洪福遠 , 2003

The picture is derived from the painting stones of the Han Dynasty(202BC-220). This picture is the images of cars and horses. At that time, the car was the fastest way of transportation. Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty spent a lot to send troops to the western regions. One of the purposes was to obtain a fast means of transportation, Tianma. At that time, having a car and a horse was a symbol of status. It is said that after Confucius’ beloved apprentice Yan Hui died, his father Yan Lu had no money to buy a coffin. Yan Lu begged Confucius to sell his car  to buy a coffin for Yan Hui, but Confucius did not agree, saying that people like him could not go out without a car.

  • 洪福遠
  • Painting, Wax Painting
  • 150cm X 90cm

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