JunZi, The Ethical & Moral Human Being As Orchid (Original)

JunZi, The Ethical & Moral Human Being As Orchid (Original)

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JunZi, the ethical & moral human being, flourishing as the Orchid, Original Chinese painting and calligraphy on Rice Paper.

Inspired by HanYi's poem which he wrote for Confucius's "You Lan Cao" 


The orchid is flourishing, its fragrance spreads.
If no one plucks one to wear it, how could that harm the orchid!
My coming back today, who caused it?
I have been traveling everywhere, for years on end
The luxuriance of the frost and snow (will bring) luxuriant crops (in spring).
If you are not sad I will not come to see you.
Luxuriant crops (mean) a good harvest.
Although a gentleman may be sad, he keeps proper conduct.

In Chinese art, the Four Gentlemen or Four Virtuous Ones, is a collective term referring to four plants: the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo, and the chrysanthemum. The term compares the four plants to Confucian Junzi, or "gentlemen" who has high standard of moral and ethics.

Artwork in mount board dimension: 30.5cm x 25.5cm 

The artwork comes with the mount board.