About the horse's art history

        As early as prehistoric times, tribes living in the Eurasian steppe hunted horse meat and milk. This horse is a meek animal. Its physical endurance trek, its speed and strength is necessary. As early as the 16th century BC to the 11th century, China began to dress up horses. In addition to cycling, the car was also used to pull carts and chariots on transport chariots, as evidenced by the unearthed vehicles and various jigsaw puzzles.

        Most of the horses of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) were imported from the west. Trained horses, horses, horseback riding and horse ritual performances. Riding itself has become a form of entertainment. Polo games from Persia are also popular among aristocrats.

        The Song Dynasty (960-1279) and the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234), soldiers attached great importance to combat skills such as riding and lasso. Harness production and decoration standards are very high. In the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), the West invented Western weapons, shotguns, and introduced more advanced weapons and other weapons. During the battle cavalry and cavalry roles began to diminish. The nature of the battle has also changed.

        The image of the horse became the theme of the Tang Dynasty painting. Han Han and other painters drew a variety of horses with the typical flavor of the Tang Dynasty. Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960-1127), Li Gonglin described the horse in thin lines, rather than a stroke. Since then, the theme of painting is no longer confined to farming and hunting. Instead, they become expressions of artist's thinking. In the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1688 AD), the great painter Zhao Menfu and his family claimed "salute to the Tang". They focus on the uniqueness and spirituality of the horse. In the Qing Dynasty and Shanghai, the equestrian paintings of painters were the perfect combination of traditional literati spirit, western science and technology, middle class spirit and taste.

        Horses have always been one of the favorite decorative themes for contemporary Chinese artists. At the funeral unearthed in Fufu, Henan, the image of the horse has been used in Shang Dynasty. It appeared in the Spring and Autumn Period (770-47 BC) and the Warring States Period (476-221 BC). Terracotta Warriors (221-210 BC), such as lively horses. During the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD), decorative motifs such as pottery, masonry, stone carvings and murals, which featured wagons, wagons, tours and horseback riding, reflected the aristocrat's daily life and the customs of the time. The rich color and sturdy body of the "three-color" horse often remind people of their power and glory in the Tang Dynasty. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the image of "hippocampus" was common in many jade carvings or porcelains, especially as the central theme of subordinate military rites. This horse has auspicious meaning. Monkey on horseback is the Ming and Qing Dynasties porcelain, jade, bamboo commonly used "fast forward" homophone.

        The way of horse painting has become diversified. Gao Qifeng, one of the "Lingnan Three Masters," studied painting in Tokyo, which greatly influenced his style of painting. Another Master Xu Beihong especially likes drawing horses. Xu studying in France is a realist supporter. He is good at catching the horse's movement and spirit. Hong Kong artists appreciate the beauty of this horse. Hong Kong's equestrian might span time and space and appear in ancient scenes. Can also be transformed into a humorous figure or ideal symbol. In some cases, it can serve as a means of expressing avant-garde ideas.

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