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Typical Gallery Price: $40.00

$19.00

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Category: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls

Profound Words
Chinese Proverb Calligraphy Wall Scroll


Profound Words - Chinese Proverb Calligraphy Wall Scroll
147.2cm
58"
49cm
19¼"

Approximate Measurements

Painting: 30.8cm x 90.5cm  ≈  12" x 35½"

Silk Scroll: 40cm x 147.2cm  ≈  15¾" x 58"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49cm  ≈  19¼"

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Profound Words - Chinese Proverb Calligraphy Wall Scroll close up view

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

This wall scroll is discounted because it's been on the shelves for a while, and has a minor wrinkle.
一言九鼎

Words have Enormous Weight

This is an ancient Chinese proverb used in modern times talk of profound or powerful words.

The literal meaning is, "one word [worth] nine [sacred] tripods". The tripod is actually a highly-prized three-legged metal pot or kettle of ancient China.


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".

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Feb 6th, 2014

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

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

$19.00

SOLD