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Dancing Butterflies

洪福遠 , 2003

This picture mainly focuses on butterflies, drawing butterflies in various forms, rich and beautiful. In Chinese culture, people often associate some beautiful love stories with butterflies. For example, in the story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, Zhu Yingtai disguised herself as a man and went to Hangzhou to study. She fell in love with her classmate Liang Shanbo, but met Ma Wencai who forced her to get married. Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai both died in love and turned into a pair of butterflies. Miao people believe that their ancestors were born of butterflies, so they call butterflies “mothers”. Coupled with the beautiful and moving patterns, butterflies have become a classic theme of batik, reflecting people’s desire for a happy life and happy love.

  • 洪福遠
  • Painting, Wax Painting
  • 140cm X 90cm

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