Chinese Fish Paintings

Original Chinese Carp and Koi Fish Paintings
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The words for fish and abundance are pronounced the same in Chinese (yu) so the fish in the Chinese culture symbolizes wealth. Fish also symbolize harmony, marital happiness and reproduction because they multiply rapidly and sometimes swim in pairs. Chinese legend says people placed messages in the bellies of the fish, and thus the fish has come to symbolize communication with a distant friend or loved one. Fish is an important symbol in the Buddhist religion and are among the auspicious signs on the Footprints of Buddha. The fish on the Buddha footprints signifies freedom from all restraints. The most popular fish motif found in Chinese art and culture is that of the Carp or Koi fish. Known to most Westerners as Koi Fish, the Chinese carp has numerous symbolic values within Chinese culture. The carp is a powerful symbol of strength and perseverance. The scales and whiskers of the carp resemble that of a dragon, a great symbol of power in China. At the New Year Festival "lucky money" is given out in red envelopes decorated with a carp and symbols of long life such as peach and pine trees. The word "koi" comes from the Japanese word meaning “carp”. Koi fish have many different colors with the major colors being black, white, red, yellow, and cream colored.
Chinese fish painting by Lou Dahua.
Chinese nine fish painting.
Chinese painting of fish and peony.
Fish and Lotus
26" x 26"
Artist: Lou Dahua
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9 Fish and Lotus
26" x 51"
Artist: Bei Rong Tshei
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9 Fish and Peony
26" x 53"
Artist: Liu Tao
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Chinese fish in lily pond painting.
Chinese painting of fish.
Chinese painting of fish and peony.
Fish in Lily Pond
12" x 24"
Artist: Ho Yi Shing
$150.00
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Fish - Wealth
15" x 23"
Artist: Bei Rong Tshei
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9 Fish and Peony
26" x 53"
Artist: Liu Tao
SOLD
Chinese painting of nine koi fish and lotus.
Chinese art painting of Koi Fish by Lou.
Large Koi Fish and Lotus Painting.
9 Fish and Lotus
26" x 52"
Artist: Lou Dahua
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Fish and Lotus
19" x 39"
Artist: Lou Dahua
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Fish and Lotus
18" x 70"
Artist: Yun Peng
$250.00
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Chinese koi fish and lotus art painting.
Chinese fish oil painting. Chinese oil painting of 9 fish.
9 Fish - Many Years of Surplus
26" x 51"
Artist: Bei Rong Tshei
SOLD
9 Fish and Lotus
(Oil on Canvas Painting)
20" x 24"
Artist: Siyu
SOLD
9 Fish and Lotus
(Oil on Canvas Painting)
24" x 36"
Artist: Siyu
SOLD
Koi Fish Painting. Koi in the Fall Season Chinese Art Painting.
 
Fish in Fall - A Prosperous Future
17" x 26"
Artist: Hsieh Yin Chin
$95.00

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9 Fish and Lotus
26" x 51"
Artist: Bei Rong Tshei
SOLD
 
 
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Auspicious Fish Motifs Found in Chinese Design

Fish and Peony Flowers. Paintings with fish and peony have a profound meaning. The peony is a symbol of wealth and rank and the fish a symbol of surplus and abundance.

Fish and Peony. The fish symbolize auspiciousness and peony in full bloom imply vigor and vitality that will bring happiness and wealth to people.

Fish Battling Waves and Contending for a Pearl. Two fish symbolize auspiciousness and the pearl symbolizes treasure. The waves symbolize "many" or "much." The design implies a brisk business and flourishing wealth, making a fortune with plentiful profits.

A pair of fish swimming in the company of other fish symbolize love between a husband and wife.

Koi Fish Leaping Over Dragon's Gate. Legend says that if a Koi Fish can swim up the Yellow River and leap the falls at Longman's Dragon Gate it will become a dragon. This saying was an analogy for common Chinese people who were promoted to higher official positions through the civil service exam. Now days it is used to encourage people to better there careers and living conditions through great effort and hard work.

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