Chinese Brush Painting – Orchid Flower Painting 国画胡姬花.
Orchid, specifically the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid was selected as Singapore national flower exactly on 15 April 1981.
Orchids were chosen because they have been associated and identified with Singapore for quite awhile. The meaning of Orchids is perfect to symbolize and reflect the quality and spirit of our country.
The earliest meaning of orchid is love. In the original poems, Lan was compared to a gentleman, so later generations understood Lan as a symbol of a gentleman’s nobleness and virtue.
The Demonstration is by Steven Fang Yucheng, who is the Chinese painting teacher at www.artist.com.sg. Steven’s personal website www.stevefang.com