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Archers in China defending a fortified house against attackers armed with spears. Watercolor on silk, c1820


Archers in China defending a fortified house against attackers armed with spears. Watercolor on silk, c1820


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Archers in China defending a fortified house against attackers armed with spears. Watercolor on silk, c1820

CHINA: ARCHERS, c1820.
Archers in China defending a fortified house against attackers armed with spears. Watercolor on silk, c1820

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1820 Archer Arrow Attack Battle Bush China Chinese Ching Dynasty Defender Defense Fort Scroll Shrub Silk Smoke Spear Watercolor


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This watercolor on silk, created around 1820, transports us to ancient China during a fierce battle. The scene depicts a group of skilled archers defending a fortified house against attackers armed with spears. Every detail is meticulously captured in this fine art piece from the Ching Dynasty. The intensity of the moment is palpable as arrows soar through the air, meeting their targets with deadly precision. The defenders stand tall and resolute, their bows drawn back ready to unleash another volley upon their foes. Thick smoke billows from the battlefield, adding an ethereal quality to the scene. The artist's mastery shines through in his ability to convey both action and stillness simultaneously. The vibrant colors of nature surround the fort - lush shrubs and bushes create a natural barrier between life and death. This juxtaposition highlights not only the physical defense but also symbolizes resilience against adversity. As we gaze upon this remarkable scroll, we are transported back in time to witness bravery and determination etched onto silk for eternity. It serves as a testament to human spirit and reminds us that even in times of conflict, there exists beauty within chaos. This artwork by 140_1709943 captures not just an historical event but also evokes emotions within us all – admiration for those who defend what they hold dear, awe at the power of artistic expression, and gratitude for being able to experience such profound moments frozen in time.

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