Artwork Panel: 31.6cm x 131cm ≈ 12½" x 51½"
Silk/Brocade: 40.6cm x 186.6cm ≈ 16" x 73½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.6cm ≈ 19½"Information about caring for your wall scroll
A little bird perches over a lotus pond.
Close up view of the bird artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The artist's title for this piece is 荷塘清趣 or "Hé Táng Qīng Qù"
For the translation:
Hé = Lotus
Táng = Pond
Qīng = Clear
Qù = Sentiment
Together, Qīng & Qù = Elegance
This painting features two birds flying through patches of lotus flowers and lilies.
The inscription indicates that this artwork was painted in 2010 by Jian-Qiu at the Qing-Feng studio.
This painting has a simple muted background style but incorporates a lot of detail in the foreground subject of the artwork. This painting is a style 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 my Beijing workshop.
The artist's name is (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.
This item was listed or modified
Jul 23rd, 2017
Gary's random little things about 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.