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Category: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls

Never Give Up
Asian Proverb Calligraphy Wall Scroll


Never Give Up - Asian Proverb Calligraphy Wall Scroll
154.5cm
60¾"
50.5cm
19¾"

Approximate Measurements

Painting: 32.5cm x 98.5cm  ≈  12¾" x 38¾"

Silk Scroll: 41.5cm x 154.5cm  ≈  16¼" x 60¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.5cm  ≈  19¾"

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永不放棄

Never Give Up
Chinese Calligraphy Scroll

yǒng bù fàng qì


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

The first character means "eternal" or "forever", the second means "not" (together they mean "never"). The last two characters mean "give up" or "abandon". Altogether, you can translate this phrase as "never give up" or "never abandon".

Depending on how you want to read this, it is also a statement that you will never abandon your hopes, dreams, family or friends.

This proverb was also adopted in Korea. These characters are also the ancient Korean Hanja form. In modern Korea, it's known as 永不放棄 so this phrase is dual-language.


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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Dec 2nd, 2014

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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: $100.00

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