It can be found in the minds of Chuang Tzu, the dragon fetish, is the daughter of Pearl,” the patron saint of Zhuangzi in the process of talking about philosophy, the dragon Yu The examples are many. such as a dragon, a snake, “one if the dragon, if the tiger,” and so on, look at Chu literature and art. Wang “Jianghan Archaeology” ceremony “Chu tombs system 2, 1988. The Jingmen package Alexander graves unearthed a number of important cultural Jianghan Archaeology “in 1987, 2. Deng Zhi Pin Li cents excavation Chu tomb of Qin Liji “of historical data, the first episode in 1964. Zhang Zhengming main table Chu culture and Hubei People’s Publishing House, 1988 edition on page 85. Defang Ding is a piece of ancient Chinese bronze cast in the early Western Zhou Dynasty. 32 Hubei Institute of Fine Arts Master’s degree thesis on behalf of the State of Chu Qu Yuan’s poetry and prose of Zhuangzi literature, the basic features is lively, romantic, full of mythical. They have a variety of fantasies and extensive and far-reaching, the endless stream of wonderful mood. Among these characteristics, many of them are demonstrated with dragon and phoenix image. In the material life of the ancients can not be separated from Long, in literature, and also many words of praise for the dragon.
”Songs of the South, for example. “Songs of the South,” a book, phoenix has appeared 24 times, the dragon, there have been 24 times. “Lament” in this description: “Fenghuang wing Chengqi Xi, high-flying wing.” Phoenix wings hold up banners, flying up and down in the air, this picture is how wonderful and magnificent! “Lament” Yun : driving eight dragon meandering meandering Come, contained cloud flag Wei Yi. Long line of clouds, driving them, the sky, flags, followed by tumbling. This precious bronze is now kept in Shanghai Museum. This picture is wonderful what a strange, misty and unpredictable Qu of the above description, a dragon Yu Feng, floated heaven scene, vividly demonstrated in front of people. Zhuangzi prose. “Carefree” put pen to paper to write Peng: “Peng (Phoenix) only in the Southern Ming, the water hammer three thousand miles to fight spread upward on the nine miles …”
Peng (Phoenix) Huitianzhili: to far away, “water hammer three miles to the glorious extremely; high straight” on the Nine Miles “can reach the sky! great magic phoenix birds, Chu on the pay homage to a matter of course. “Carefree” Following writes: “multiplied clouds Royal Dragon tour in the corner of the world”. Look in the eyes of Chuang Tzu, Lung same can be weeks with the sky gods the the Zhuangzi prose of this unfettered, unrestrained and uninhibited romantic in many places is the use of dragon and phoenix image to expand. “Village” show “set out the dragon and phoenix or dragon and phoenix negative” Village “show”, a few thousand years, the Dragon and the glorious image shine among the treasures of literature Chu has been shining in the red county Divine above the earth , give the impression of a distinctive and beautiful impression. The bronze has folded mouth rim, shallow belly and slender column feet.
In art, also contains a mysterious dragon, Chu painting art, sculpture and art and architectural art are very famous. Of its characteristics – is the idea of the deceitful strange conception novel. Chu’s paintings, and now can see is a painting on silk, followed by color painting on the murals and bamboo Jiang Liangfu “Songs of the South through so the” Qi Lu Press 1985 edition of the statistics. 33 Hubei Institute of Fine Arts degree from paper and color pastels. The decoration on the chinese bronze is animal mask. We emphasize it? Chu’s dynasty, the existing complete physical two. – “Dragon and phoenix figures dynasty, unearthed a Chu Tomb in Changsha, Hunan, Walter Chan mountain in February 1949 as the Warring States Period works. This painting is dark brown tabby silk-oriented. 31 cm high, 22.5 cm wide. Composition layout of the dynasty, at the upper and lower three floors, the upper day, the middle man the lower ground.