WORDS AND IMAGES: HIDDEN MEANINGS IN CHINESE ART – TAASA Review December 2017
Mae Anna Pang T hrough the use of puns and symbols, images in Chinese art convey hidden meanings and are used to express good wishes and spiritual meanings.
Images speak to us like words. The Chinese language is not phonetic but uses symbols or characters.
When these are spoken, words may have similar sounds but different tones and meanings...