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100% hand-painted.

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Category: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls

Red LOVE Chinese Character Portrait


Red LOVE Chinese Character Portrait
42cm
16½"
42.1cm
16½"
See how "Red LOVE Chinese Character Portrait" would look after being professionally framed


For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.

A frame is not included with this artwork!


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Approximate Measurements

Painting: 32.1cm x 32cm  ≈  12½" x 12½"

Silk Border: 42.1cm x 42cm  ≈  16½" x 16½"

Information about how this Asian painting is mounted

Love Chinese Calligraphy Painting - Special Red Paper Edition

This is the Chinese character for "Ai" which is "Love". It's also been borrowed by Japanese and Korean languages, with roughly the same pronunciation in each language.
Note: Until the last 100 years, it was written the same in Korea, but they now use Hangul characters instead for the most part.

This may be hard to imagine as a westerner, but the strokes at the top of the character symbolize the family & marriage. The symbol in the middle of the character is your heart. The strokes at the bottom are friends.

It can be said that the meaning is love your family, spouse, and friends with all of your heart, since all three elements exist in this character.


A simple phrase in Chinese in which this word is used is:
我愛你
ILoveYou
WoAiNi
This is pronounced roughly "wha eye knee" using English words/rules of pronunciation.

Link: Options for custom Love Chinese/Japanese/Korean calligraphy are available here!


About the materials and construction of this painting:

The calligraphy was done using black Chinese ink on xuan paper (known incorrectly in the west as "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to our Wall Scroll Workshop where it was laminated to more sheets of xuan paper, and built into a beautiful portrait with silk brocade border.


About the artist:

This calligraphy was created by Li Dan-Qing of Beijing. He's an older gentleman who has been involved with the art community of China, all of his life. Now in retirement, he creates calligraphy for us for sort of "hobby income".

This item was listed or modified
Dec 17th, 2013

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.


A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


Typical Gallery Price: $40.00

$16.88

SOLD

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