Spring Equinox is the time for swallows to return to the north. In this solar term, the weather is usually sunny and windy. Everything grows and the world is full of vitality. As the Chinese saying goes, “While the wheat rises on Spring Equinox, every moment is priceless.” Farmers look forward to the mild climate, abundant rain and bright sunshine, while painters prefer the vigorous atmosphere and colorful sceneries in this season. Many excellent works express their most sincere praise.
Dai Shuliang's Chinese painting Spring Equinox focuses on tree planting and wine making. In this work, the tender green saplings are in sharp contrast with the pink peach blossoms in full bloom behind the house. The characters are charming and simple, revealing a strong flavor of life and artistic appeal.
In Liu Jingui's Chinese painting, children are swinging under a tree with white flowers. The characters are vivid and interesting. In the shade of petals and leaves, a lovely kittenis lazily lying in the tree. A breath of spring seems to emanate from every detail carefully depicted by the painter.
This oil painting is created by Li Yingwu. It conveys to us the artistic conception of "spring brings new life to dead wood" with its historic old house, twisted ancient trees and lush new buds. Although the painting style is simple, it gives refreshing effects to the eyes.
Yang Xianyi's oil painting Spring Equinox shows the busy farming scene in this solar term. The cattle resting in the field, the brown soil after ploughing, and the flourishing cole flowers are all the signs that indicate winter has given place to spring. The painter uses short and heavy strokes to brush again and again, making the earth, cattle, farmers and distant mountain villages converge subtly and hazily.
Ouyang Xiu, a famous Chinese litterateur who lived a thousand years ago in Song Dynasty, described the scene in equinox season as "thousands of flowers competing for beauty". In spring, every creature seems to be a color spot on the canvas. They twinkle and glow, burning passion in its own way. It is the gathering of these billions of color dots that together paint the picture of spring in our time.