This embroidery-artwork copies from Lang Shining’s Flower & bird series Paintings < Three rams bring bliss >. The original version is collected by National Palace Museum, Taipei
Painter: Lang Shining (Italian original name: Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766)) is a Missionary and Court Painter. He came to China at the age of 27 and spent more than half of his life in China until his death. His paintings stand out from his time because he integrated Western Painting techniques into Chinese traditional meticulous painting.
<Three rams bring bliss> is sort of Auspicious paintings. In Chinese pronunciation, three rams same as three Yang unbroken line (is a symbol of trigram). In <The book of changes>, Tai trigram starts from three Yang unbroken line, and it predicts lucky. So the image of three rams, in ancient even today, means good opening and prosperous future.
The core of painting: embroider with various thinness lines, end of leaves, grass, fur use the thinnest line