For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
33cm x 33cm ≈ 13" x 13"
Here we see a lady dressed in traditional clothing as she pauses for a moment near a pond full of koi fish and lilies.
This work is by Qian Li-Qun (who also paints under the pen name Yian Ren). He was born in 1954 and started his career as an artist in 1978. He lives in Xin Long which is a small town in Hebei Province in Northern China.
This style of Chinese art combines the elements of abstract and modern art, while maintaining a flair of folk art as well.
Certainly this style is in a category all of its own.
Material used in this work is known as "shui fen" in Chinese (paint powder and water - similar to gouache).
Because this is a form of Asian modern art, we did not have it mounted with a silk border (as most of our traditional artwork is). Instead, it is on the raw, and rather lightweight paper. This keeps your cost down, and allows you to decide how you want to frame your modern Asian art.
This item was listed or modified
Feb 10th, 2009
Gary's random little things about China:
You can search long and hard, in every drugstore and sundries market in China, and you will not find underarm deodorant for sale anywhere.
After traveling all over China, I know this to be true everywhere in China except Hong Kong.
If you ask a Chinese person why there is no deodorant for sale, they will tell you plainly, "Chinese people do not smell bad".
My reply is, "Have you never been on a crowded bus in the summer?"