Category: Chinese Bamboo Artwork
Artwork Panel: 31.8cm x 131.1cm ≈ 12½" x 51½"
Silk/Brocade: 41.1cm x 188.6cm ≈ 16¼" x 74¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.1cm ≈ 19¾"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall 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.
The artist's name is (lín yuán), but his pen name is (tíng huá)
The artists pen name means "Magnificent Courtyard" which may seem strange, but naming yourself after something good is normal for pen names in China.
The artist puts the finishing touches on some artwork
lín yuán was born in Liuzhou Town in Guangxi in 1975. By Chinese standards, this makes him a very young artist. But he has already received acclaim in Liuzhou as a member of the Liuzhou Artist Council. His work has also been seen a published book of Chinese artwork from Guangxi Province.
He tries to paint in styles that might have been common during the Qing and Ming Dynasties of China. I've seen similar bamboo artwork in Chinese art history museums from that period, and I think he's done a great job of emulating the style of that period. Of course, his is willing to try new things, as one of the bamboo pieces he created included a plum blossom in the background.
This is a freehand style painting using black Chinese ink on xuan paper (rice paper) mounted to a beautiful handmade silk scroll.
This item was listed or modified
Feb 21st, 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.