Study on the Symbol of Chinese Copper Pheasant in Court Painting in Song Dynasty

Mingwei Duan


Chinese traditional painting is divided into palace painting, literati painting and painters painting according to class. In the Song Dynasty,the palace painting was mostly assigned by the emperor himself. In addition to the fine and beautiful royal aesthetic interest, the political meaning behind it was also the content of the palace painting.It is the most commonly used technique in Chinese literature and art, which is also a means to give political moral to court painting in Song Dynasty. Behind the symbols
of the objects in the palace paintings of the Song Dynasty are the political meanings expressed by the rulers at that time.The emperor,for some reason, flaunted or warned them through paintings.The symbol of Chinese copper pheasant contains profound social culture and folk culture, which can fully reflect the cultural characteristics of Song Dynasty. This paper explores the meaning of Chinese copper pheasant symbol and better understands the deep meaning behind the image. It is helpful to study the flower and bird painting in Song Dynasty and provide a new perspective for the study of court flower and bird painting in Song Dynasty.


Song Dynasty Painting;Chinese traditional painting;Color Chicken

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/l-e.v9i5.2009


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