Painting: 43.2cm x 67.7cm ≈ 17" x 26¾"
Silk Scroll: 52.5cm x 130cm ≈ 20¾" x 51¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 61.5cm ≈ 24¼"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This depicts the Happy Buddha. The actual title in Chinese is "Chang Le Tu", which literally means "Big/Long Laugh Painting".
The characters written on this scroll go on to suggest that a big belly can tolerate all intolerable things in the world. And a second line suggests that a smiling face is best used to make all the good people in the world to laugh with you.
This is a very detailed painting that is mounted to a silk wall scroll. A lot of work went into this. It actually takes the artist almost a full day to complete.
You won't be disappointed if you become the owner of this work of art. I guarantee it personally or your money back.
The artist's name is Jing Bin. He was born in Guanxi Province (southern China). His specialty is paintings of mythological and historical figures of ancient China.
This item was listed or modified
Sep 21st, 2012
Gary's random little things about China:
If you are from my generation, you may remember the video game called "Frogger". It involved crossing a busy road while narrowly dodging cars and truck, often both in front of and behind you at the same time.
Well you can play real live Frogger every time you cross the street in China. It is perfectly normal to cross a four or six-lane road, one lane at a time. You stand motionless on the white, dashed line between lanes as cars and trucks whiz by you on both sides with only inches to spare. When the next lane is clear, you advance (there is no retreat in this game, that could get you killed, since drivers in China would never expect that).
If you did this in America, drivers would come to a screeching halt and think you were crazy (they might even tell you so, using colorful words and hand gestures). It is simply a different culture, or rather a different way of doing things in modern Chinese culture.