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Category: Chinese Character & Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls

Chinese and Japanese Kanji LOVE Calligraphy Wall Scroll


Chinese and Japanese Kanji LOVE Calligraphy Wall Scroll
88cm
34½"
50.7cm
20"

Approximate Measurements

Painting: 32.4cm x 32.4cm  ≈  12¾" x 12¾"

Silk Scroll: 41.7cm x 88cm  ≈  16½" x 34½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.7cm  ≈  20"

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"Love" in Chinese characters, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja

Calligraphy Wall Scroll

Chinese and Japanese Kanji LOVE Calligraphy Wall Scroll close up view

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



The Chinese / Japanese character for love

This is the Chinese/Japanese/Korean character for "Ai" which is "Love".

This may be hard to imagine as a westerner, but the strokes at the top of this love character symbolize the family & marriage.

XIN Chinese Heart Character / SymbolThe symbol in the middle is a little easier to identify. It is "xin" which is the character for "heart" in Chinese and Japanese. I guess you can say that no matter if you are from the East or the West, you must put your heart into your love.


YOU Chinese / Japanese Friend CharacterThe strokes at the bottom create a modified "you" character which means "friend". (pronounced like "yo" - to call someone "friend" you'd use two characters and it would sound like "pung-yo" using English pronunciation rules).

I suppose you could say that the full meaning of "Ai" is to 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:

I LOVE YOU
WO AI NI

This is pronounced roughly "wha eye knee" using English words/rules of pronunciation.

Another Option... Click this link to customize and order special Asian Love Calligraphy Artwork:Custom Love Wall Scroll


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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May 10th, 2015

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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: $70.00

$32.88

SOLD