Bird-and-flower painting

painting - Bird-and-flower painting
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Normally, most bird-and-flower paintings belong to the scholar-artist style of Chinese painting. According to Chinese tradition, bird-and-flower painting covers flowers, Bird-and-flower painting birds, fish, and insects (Traditional Chinese: 花鳥魚蟲, Simplified Chinese: 花鸟鱼虫 huā, niǎo, yú, chóng). It can thus deal with painting a wide range of natural topics, including flowers (plants), fish, Bird-and-flower painting insects, birds, pets (dogs, cats) etc. According to painting technique: Representatives: Lin Liang (林良), Tang Yin (唐寅), Zhang Daqian (张大千) .

Bird-and-flower painting is a kind of Chinese Trompe-lœil painting named after its subject matter.