Poppies, Cultures, and Arts


  • Xiaomei Yang MacEwan University


As people know, the different cultures have influenced the art creation. Canadian artists prefer to paint roses, sunflowers, lilies, and poppies, while Chinese artists like to draw lotuses, peonies, orchids, and winter sweet. As Canadians know, the flower poppies are the symbol of remembrance and most welcome to present in the artwork. However, seldom Chinese artists paint poppies and exhibit their artwork of poppies. My creative research is to discuss why the meaning of poppies is different within different cultures, why I chose poppies, and how I create artwork of poppies with Chinese materials in the traditional way.

Department: Art and Design

Faculty Mentor: Elisabeth Belliveau