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Two Dragons

洪福遠 , Early 1985 , Revised in 1995

The painting of double dragons playing with a ball is a traditional auspicious pattern in China. The dragon on the right flies up, looks down at the lower left corner. The dragon on the left flies down, looks back at the upper right corner. The two dragons echo each other and shuttle through the clouds. Between the two dragons is a fireball, wrapped by a red flame, warm and eye-catching. Below the Two dragons is the rough sea water. The waves in the middle are decorated with a “Hu” pattern. “Hu” is an arc board held by ancient Chinese officials when they went to the court. This pattern is later used to represent obtaining a high official position. The dragon symbolizes the supreme power of the emperor in Chinese traditional culture. The picture implies a successful career and a happy life.

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

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