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Category: Birds & Flowers Wall Scrolls & Paintings

Purity of Jade and Ice
Bird and Flower Wall Scroll


Purity of Jade and Ice - Bird and Flower Wall Scroll
187cm
73½"
49.7cm
19½"

Approximate Measurements

Painting: 31.9cm x 130.7cm  ≈  12½" x 51½"

Silk Scroll: 40.7cm x 187cm  ≈  16" x 73½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.7cm  ≈  19½"

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冰清玉潔

Purity of Jade and Ice

The Chinese title is "Bing Qing Yu Jie" which can be translated as, "Be pure like jade and clear like ice". This title implies somebody or something that is pure, clean and beautiful. It can mean untouched or unblemished (sometimes refers to virgins). The rest of the characters indicate this was painted in 2011 by JianQiu of the "Qing Feng" studio.

Purity of Jade and Ice - Bird and Flower Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the flower artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll


About the Art:

The paper has an interesting watermark texture, giving it a very unique and special look.

This is a simplistic painting style, but it also incorporates a lot of detail. This painting really mimics the style of Chinese artwork that has been around for thousands of years.

This artwork is completely hand-painted, and is mounted to a handmade silk wall scroll in our workshop.


About the Artist:

The artist's name is WangjianQiu (Wang Jian-Qiu). He lives in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province in Northern China (about 5 hours south of Beijing). I was introduced to this artist's work at Qin Xia's studio in Jinan. This artist has been a long time friend of Qin Xia (You may recognize Qin Xia's name from artwork in our flowers and birds category). Wang Jian-Qiu also does some great detailed beautiful woman paintings, and occasionally does some landscapes for us as well.

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Nov 25th, 2012

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Gary's random little things about China:

Crossing the Street: Human Frogger in 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.

Typical Gallery Price: $130.00

$58.88

SOLD