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Han Dragon

洪福遠 , 1987

The theme of the painting is dragon. A walking dragon is decorated in the square frame in the middle. The dragon’s body is slender, vigorous and full of power. Behind the head is a red sun, which increases the decorative effect and symbolizes the flying of the dragon. The pattern comes from the round tile in front of the eaves in the Han Dynasty (202BC-220). Among the tiles of the Han Dynasty, the most distinctive ones are decorated with four gods from ancient legends: Green Dragon, White Tiger, Rosefinch and Xuanwu. Among them, the Green Dragon represents the East and is the first of the four gods. In the Han Dynasty, the bead was often placed in the center of the round tile, and the green dragon walked around the bead. Hong Fuyuan slightly changed this pattern, which is more suitable for the decorative effect of batik art. The lower part is decorated with two dragons and a bead. The word “Hui” in the center of the pearl is also a common decorative pattern among tiles in the Han Dynasty.

  • 洪福遠
  • Painting, Wax Painting
  • 65cm X 60cm

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