List of
Past Exhibits

On Exhibit

Study of Lotus Blossoms Study of Lotus Blossoms
by Hua Yan
Dated 1726
Ink and color on silk
Floral motifs play a very important role in Chinese art.
While these motifs are sometimes merely decorative, more often
they represent hidden meanings and symbolize a wish
for all the good things in life. Plants are traditionally chosen for their beauty, fragrance, and symbolic meanings. The peony is symbolic of wealth and rank while the bamboo symbolizes the scholar gentleman and the lotus is
the flower of purity and integrity. This exhibition covers many centuries of Chinese painting from the Study of Lotus Blossoms by Hua Yan dated 1726 to the Lotus by Huang Yongyu dated 1984.

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