Category: Landscapes of Asia Paintings
For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Painting: 97.8cm x 54cm ≈ 38½" x 21¼"
Silk Border: 117.8cm x 64cm ≈ 46¼" x 25¼"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
Close up view of a part of this painting
The Chinese title is "Pu Gua Dong Ya".
To break it down:
Pu = Waterfall
Gua = Hanging [on the]
Dong = East
Ya = Cliff
Painted in 2004, this artist has now retired from painting.
I have wandered many trails from village
to village around Southern China, and
sights like these may grace you on
almost every hike.
If you have the means, two good legs,
and an adventurous spirit, I suggest
you come to China and see it for yourself.
If not, having this painting on your wall
is a nice compromise.
The artist's name is Chen Rui-Fu. He is the youngest artist that we represent as he was born in 1975.
I found this artist through his teacher, who happens to be Mr. Ou-Yang (you have probably seen some of his work on Oriental Outpost).
Chen Rui-Fu is from Longsheng county of Guangxi Province in Southern China.
After graduating from Liuzhou Traditional Chinese Arts Academy, he began working as a designer for an arts & crafts factory. A few years ago, the factory went out of business, leaving him with no way to support himself or his family.
He made a decision to become a full time artist, and be his own boss. But he also needed to "brush up" on his traditional Chinese painting techniques. Through a friend, he was introduced to Mr. Ou-Yang Guo-De, a somewhat famous artist of Guilin in Guangxi Province. Mr. Ou-Yang became his mentor and guide as this new venture started. Already Chen Rui-Fu has aroused the interest of many art buyers because of his rich colors and wonderful balance/contrast of sharp details and softer backgrounds in his paintings.
This is an "elaborate style" painting which has a lot of detail and uses a delicate technique with a very fine brush. Each stroke is meticulously applied. This technique takes a long time for the artist to complete.
This painting was created on xuan paper (rice paper) which has been mounted to a silk matting/border. The artist used special Chinese black ink and watercolor.
This item was listed or modified
Oct 18th, 2010
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.