For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Painting: 135.8cm x 68.5cm ≈ 53½" x 27"
Silk Border: 155.8cm x 78.7cm ≈ 61¼" x 31"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
Sandy found some new art by an artist that certainly has a unique style.
The artist's name is Jiang Feng. He graduated in the 1980's from the Beijing Central Institute of Fine Arts, and has since had a successful career as an artist. His art has been awarded many times in various shows and exhibitions, and he boasts that collectors from Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Canada, and Hong Kong have purchased his work. So I suppose it is my job to introduce his work to the states.
Jiang Feng's style is somewhere between abstract and realistic, but falls into neither category. It is simply his own style. I can tell from looking at his paintings that he does a lot of detail work, and then uses a bit of extra water to "run" the colors and create interesting patterns within the subjects.
He does not title his work, so you are left to your own imagination as to what each painting represents. But that should not be hard, as you can easily appreciate the beauty and subject of each one of his pieces.
The Chinese characters and red stamp that you see are the artist's signature:
This is painted on special xuan paper (rice paper) with a combination of Chinese black ink and watercolor. We then mounted the artwork with a silk border/matting. It will arrive at your door in a "ready-to-frame" condition.
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Apr 24th, 2011
Gary's random little things about China:
So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.