Academy of Arts, West Anhui University, Lu'an, China
In Chinese culture, “the three plant friends of winter” refers to the three plants "pine, bamboo and plum blossoms", which are symbols and imaginative mediums for expressing one's will through objects. They are used in literature, poetry, painting, architecture and other fields to express the pursuit of beauty and spirituality. Since "the three plant friends of winter" are used in a wide range of fields, this paper will only talk about this theme from the evolution of its concept and its use in traditional Chinese painting.
the concept of "the three plant friends of winter", "Bi-de" in Confucianism, traditional Chinese painting
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