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Mountain Flower Brilliance
Bird and Flower Wall Scroll


Mountain Flower Brilliance - Bird and Flower Wall Scroll
154.6cm
60¾"
51.8cm
20¼"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 33.5cm x 99.9cm  ≈  13¼" x 39¼"

Silk/Brocade: 42.8cm x 154.6cm  ≈  16¾" x 60¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 51.8cm  ≈  20¼"

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山花燦爛

Enjoy the Beauty of Spring

Mountain Flower Brilliance - Bird and Flower Wall Scroll close up view

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

Besides the title, 山花灿烂 or "Shān huā càn làn", written on the painting is an indication of the year painted (2013) and the artist's signature.

This was painted on a special tea-stained antique-style tan paper. This wall scroll is not old, but it's made to look like the classic styles of wall scrolls from hundreds of years ago.


This work was done in Chengdu by Huang Xin'an (Pronounced a little bit like "who-ong shin un") from the Sichuan (Szechwan) Province of China.

After I bought this work in Chengdu, I later returned to Beijing and had it mounted as a traditional hand-made silk scroll in our workshop. This makes a nice, ready-to-hang piece of wonderful hand-painted art.

Chinese artist Huang Xin'an

Huang Xin'an signing some of his work in Chengdu.


The story behind how I found this art...

I lost track of Huang Xin'an after my last trip to Chengdu. His phone number was out of order, and I was disappointed that I could not contact him to get more of his paintings.

I make the decision to go to Chengdu on my new art-buying trip mostly because of him.

After 15 hours on a slow train, I arrive in Chengdu. I check-in at Sam's Guesthouse (a hangout for backpackers from around the world, and a hostel with reasonably-priced beds). After a much-needed shower, I head out to find Huang Xin'an.

Taxis drive at the speed-of-light in Chengdu (the city boasts over 1000 fatal auto accidents per year), I arrive in no-time at the place I last found Mr. Huang. Sure enough, as I walk down the alley toward his gallery, he sees me and runs out to greet me. I'm really happy to see him, and the feeling is mutual.

Huang Xin-An

I tell him how I came to Chengdu just to buy art from him (after not being able to reach him on the phone). He is so honored that I think he wants to hug me. He offers me a chair, and says he's painted a lot of work over that last 9 months with both me and my customers in mind. I was also honored by this gesture. He shows me a lot of new work in styles that I like.

I spend 2 days with Mr. Huang and we talk about a lot of new ideas and artwork that I think my western customers will like. He offers to close his gallery for a few days, and paint the art that I asked for. So I took a few days to meet and visit other artists in Chengdu. When I return to Mr. Huang's gallery, I am not disappointed. He did such a great job, words can't describe.

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May 22nd, 2017

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Gary's random little things about China:

I pee freely:

If you come to China, save your small change...
In Beijing, the government recently passed a law against charging money for using a public toilet.
However, in other cities and towns around China, expect to pay between 2-5 mao (about 3-5 cents) for the use.
Bring your own toilet paper, or expect to pay 5 mao for a small pack of tissue as you enter.

In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
This public restroom is not only clean, but also features its own gift shop.

Typical Gallery Price: $200.00

$58.88

SOLD