The Dog 2023
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The Pug is an essential part of Chinese culture, with a history dating from 400 BCE. Originating in China, these dogs were bred as companions for Chinese Emperors and nobility, never to be sold to the public. When pug puppies were born, their forehead wrinkles would be inspected for a ‘W’ shape that resembled the Chinese character for ‘prince’, which was the most highly prized wrinkle configuration.
This series of 12 original prints is the latest in Chris Chun’s ongoing Chinese Zodiac Collection. It is inspired by various handicraft techniques of China, particularly the well-known Chinese blue and white ceramics (qinghua), which defines the elegant colour palette used here. Each zodiac animal is imbued with layers of meaning and hidden detail, combining traditional Asian symbolism with contemporary Western sensibilities to bring good fortune, health and happiness to viewers.
This print makes a gorgeous and unique gift idea for those born this year and in other Dog years - 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.
- Giclée print on canvas
- 68cm X 95cm
- Open Edition Print
- Black American Ash Frame
- Each print comes with Certificate of Authenticity
- Hand Signed by Artist