Category: Ancient Chinese Philosophy Art
For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
33.3cm x 33.8cm ≈ 13" x 13¼"
This artwork is discounted because a minor red signature ghost in the painting.
This painting is about two very good friends at the sunset of life.
They have been friends for a long time, and though they are closer to the end than to the beginning of their lives, their friendship is still as strong as ever.
The Chinese characters are the title that I translated into English above, along with the artist's signature.
The deeper meaning was inspired by a conversation that I had with the artist.
This item was listed or modified
May 11th, 2012
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.