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Ten famous paintings of sheep

(Chinaculture.org) Updated: 2015-01-21 16:37

Have you ever read the novel The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry? If you did, you won’t forget the classic line uttered by the little prince to the pilot, "If you please–draw me a sheep!" At the end of the story, the pilot drew the sheep the prince had imagined, but it was nothing but an empty box.

Has this story inspired your imagination about sheep? As the Year of the Sheep, also called the Year of the Goat, is around the corner, why not appreciate 10 amazing paintings of sheep and goats at home and abroad?

Fushi Kaden: Ginzan Hot Springs by Issei Suda, 1976 [Photo/Xinhua]

Born in Tokyo in 1940, Japanese photographer Issei Suda shot a series of close-ups on the theme of Fushi Kaden in 1976 to reflect the funeral culture in Japan. From his perspective, instead of serving as a spokesman for the gods, the goat itself is the embodiment of mystery and sagacity.

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