Painting: Ink on Paper.
Traditional Chinese ink painting of plum blossoms
Artist: Xie Gang
Xie Gang is a Chinese painter born in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. He is known for his Chinese ink paintings of landscape and flower-and-birds. His paintings have been exhibited, awarded and collected in United States, Canada, China Mainland and Taiwan.
He is a member of Shanxi Artists Association, Under-Secretary-General of Taiyuan Artists Association, Executive director of Shanxi Gongbi Painting Association.
In Chinese culture, plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum symbolize the four gentlemen of the flowers.
-Plum blossoms are the symbol of the five blessings; Happiness, wisdom, longevity, well-being and tranquility.
-Orchids are a symbol of divine purity and are the fragrance of the royalty. They are highly admired for their touching beauty as well.
-Bamboo symbolizes resilience, longevity, happiness, spiritual truth, and generous spirits.
-Chrysanthemum is a symbol of high moral character and strong will.
Plum blossoms, Traditional Chinese ink painting