Artwork Panel: 45cm x 96.5cm ≈ 17¾" x 38"
Silk/Brocade: 54cm x 151.5cm ≈ 21¼" x 59½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 63cm ≈ 24¾"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the landscape artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The Chinese title is 晨影帆煋 which means "Sailing Boats at Dawn". There is also an indication of when this was painted, 癸巳年初春 (Spring of 2013). The artist's name, 玉聖 (Yu Sheng) follows that, just above his red signature stamp.
This wall scroll features a river scene far from the hustle and bustle of modern China.
Being that the artist is from Guilin, I am going to say that this depicts the famous Li River.
Notice the little house on the left bank of the river. Boats are moored at the right bank. Fluffy clouds linger among the mountains, and very detailed trees grow from the bluffs. It's simply a gorgeous painting of the scene and traditional lifestyle of southern China.
I met the artist in passing a few years ago in 2013. I thought I was going to keep this artwork for myself, but I'm out of wall space. So it's time to let this go to a great home (yours).
This item was listed or modified
Sep 14th, 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.