“The Gentleman from East” – Bamboo – Chinese Painting Appreciation
In Chinese tradition, bamboo symbolizes the elasticity, longevity, happiness and spiritual truth of life.
Bamboo has an unusual Chinese traditional cultural meaning. Bamboo is always green and symbolizes tenacious life and youth forever; bamboo hollow represents the character of the open mind; its branches are not bent, it is the principle of being a soft person. There are festivals and bamboo festivals that are symbols of a gentleman’s traits. Bamboo’s straightforward and free, honest and high, clear and handsome is also the pursuit of Chinese literati personality.