Rooster Painting

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       The Rooster or Chicken (雞/鷄, 鸡) is the tenth of the twelve-year cycle of animals which appear in the shēng-xiāo (生肖), the earthly branch, or better known in English as the Chinese Zodiac. The Year of the Rooster is represented by the Chinese character 酉 yǒu. The Rooster is a common subject in Chinese painting, belonging to the category of flower-and-bird painting. The Chinese character for the Chicken (鸡, ) is a homophone of auspicious (吉, ), thus making it particularly popular among Chinese artists. 


Painted by Chen Dayu (陳大羽, 1912-2001)

Painted by Gao Jianfu (高劍父, 1879-1951)

Painted by Wang Xuetao (王雪濤, 1903-1982) 

Painted by Tang Yun (唐雲, 1910-1993)

Painted by Kang Ning (康寧, 1938- )