【Zhong Kui Category】Flower Viewing Zhong Kui
✔️畫作類型：鍾馗類別 Zhong Kui Category
✔️畫作名稱：賞花鐘馗 Flower Viewing Zhong Kui
Zhong Kui is a figure of Chinese mythology, traditionally he is regarded as a god who vanquishes ghosts and evil beings. Zhong Kui is commonly portrayed as a strong man with looks similar to the head of a leopard, face of a puma, nose of an eagle, mouth of a whale, forehead of a dragon and eyes of a fish. His wears long beard and is adventurous and brave. His outfits and movements were depicted in a variety of ways by artists. In this picture, Zhong Kui wears in red rope and appreciating plum blossoms in a valley during wintertime. Plum blossoms is honored as principles and values of virtue, together with pine and bamboo, they are known by the name as the Three Friends of Winter. Plum blossoms, is the eldest of The Four Noble Ones, which includes four plants: the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo, and the chrysanthemum. Plum blossoms are viewed as blooming most vibrantly amidst the winter snow, exuding an ethereal elegance. And is beloved by many literti. Pictures that combines the theme of Zhong Kui and plum blossoms are considerably rare-seen. Xia Jing Shan depicts Zhong Kui, as well as other noble man, is indifferent to fame and fortune. "The world is like a dust, all the fortune only haralds disaster. If you ask me what I own in this world, I would simply put on my rope and walk into the mountains to view the blossoms."
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