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Category: Chinese Bamboo Artwork
Painting: 32cm x 113.5cm ≈ 12½" x 44¾"
Silk Scroll: 41.4cm x 169.2cm ≈ 16¼" x 66½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.4cm ≈ 19¾"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
Close up view of the bird artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The artist's name is (Li Tian-De)
He's a friend of Mr. Ou-Yang in Guilin. Born in Yangshou City, Guangxi Province in 1970, he quickly found is calling as a professional artist.
The artist puts the finishing touches on some artwork
Although he told me that he is a very independent person, he feels very patriotic about his country and hometown. I guess that's why he still lives in the town of his birth, and is quick to tell the fact that his is a "hometown artist".
His specialty is deeply colored and vivid bamboo paintings in a style that he calls "fresh nature".
Li Tian-De signs his artwork with just his given name (Tian-De), so if you are looking for his signature on the painting, you'll just find those two characters along with the character for "by" (meaning "painted by") a common way to sign artwork by Chinese artists.
If you are curious, his given name can be translated as "Good Day".
Tian = "Day"
De = "good", "virtue" or "kindness".
I suppose that his parents were commenting on how they felt on the day he was born when they named him.
This is a freehand style painting using green watercolor paint and black Chinese ink on xuan paper (rice paper) mounted to a beautiful handmade silk scroll.
In Southern China, bamboo is very important as it is used to build houses, small bridges, and is even used for day to day things like chopsticks.
Bamboo has a deeper meaning in Chinese culture. Bamboo represents the aspects to a true noble gentleman. Bamboo is straight (honest) and Chinese people also believe that bamboo represents the modesty, strength, and never gives up because it continues to grow taller and taller. All of the traits of a good man.
This item was listed or modified
Jan 12th, 2012
Gary's random little things about China:
As the Chinese Government prepares Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games, here are some related facts:
More than 200 new hotels are being built in Beijing.
Almost 100 miles of new subway and local transit rail lines are being laid.
Hundreds of miles of new and improved highways are being built.
Almost 100,000 billboard signs have been put up to encourage Chinese people to be friendly to foreigners (and to stop spitting in public).
Beijing taxi drivers have been ordered to learn basic landmark and navigational English.
From the construction associated with the 2008 Olympics, The Three-Gorges Dam project, and other construction in China, there is a worldwide shortage of concrete and steel.
Because of the Para-Olympics, all new subway lines in Beijing are incorporating elevators making Beijing more accessible to disabled people than ever before.
Beijing's skies are usually gray by nature. In years past, on the days when the clouds clear, the sky was brown with pollution.
But in preparations for the Olympics along with a new public enthusiasm for environmental issues, gross-polluting vehicles have been banned by the Chinese Government.
So for the last few years, when the clouds clear over Beijing, blue sky can be seen for the first time in decades.