乡谣-小寒 (Ballad - Early Winter) by Xiangdong Liu

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Xiangdong Liu

乡谣-小寒 (Ballad - Early Winter)

2016

125 × 50 cm | 49 × 19 1/2 in

Oil on canvas

  • Honorable Mention / Still Life

小寒是中国传统的二十四节气中节气之一,民间寓意中有说:小寒这一天如果天降瑞雪,则兆示着明年的风调雨顺,是个丰收的好年景。我画这样一幅作品,也是在为每年都会有好的年景作个祈福。在我的作品中表现春季、夏季、秋季的较多,而这种表现冬季的作品则是很少描绘的一个题材。

 

Minor Cold is one of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms. In folk culture there is a saying that if it snows on the day of Minor Cold, it heralds a harvest year ahead. This is a piece that I painted as a blessing for every year's harvest. Moreover, in my artwork, all the other three seasons are depicted more often than winter, so this is a rare subject for me.