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Peonies (Oriental Art) - Chow Chian-Chu & Chow Leung Chen-Ying - Framed Plate - 16"H x 12"W

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Peonies (Oriental Art) - Chow Chian-Chu & Chow Leung Chen-Ying - Framed Plate - 16"H x 12"W

Chow Chian-chiu and Chow Leung Chen-ying are married Chinese artists

They moved to Hong Kong and established the International Studio of Chinese Arts. They later moved to the United States and founded the Chow Studio in Miami.

Mr. Chow Chian-chiu showed a talent at painting birds, before later becoming more committed to landscape. Mrs. Chow excelled at painting flowers and calligraphy that she got the nickname “Hibiscus Leung”.

The peony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America.

The peony is among the longest-used flowers in Eastern culture. The ancient Chinese city Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peonies. Throughout Chinese history, peonies in Luoyang have been said to be the finest in the country.

Mischievous nymphs were said to hide in the petals of the Peony, giving it the meaning of Shame or Bashfulness in the Language of Flowers.

Famous painters of peonies have included Conrad Gessner and Auguste Renoir. The Italian painter Giuseppe Castiglione, who worked at the court of the Qianlong Emperor, painted peonies.


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