Painting: 31.4cm x 131.5cm ≈ 12¼" x 51¾"
Silk Scroll: 40.7cm x 188cm ≈ 16" x 74"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.7cm ≈ 19½"Information about caring for your new Wall Scroll
This is the roughly-translated English meaning for the Chinese title of this piece.
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
The Chinese title is "Di Tou Si Gu Xiang" which is the simple title written vertically in the upper left of the painting. See the five largest characters - that's the title.
The characters following the title are simply the year painted (2007) and the artist's signature.
This is a simplistic painting style, but it also incorporates a lot of detail. This painting really mimics the style of Chinese artwork that has been around for thousands of years.
This artwork is completely hand-painted, and is mounted to a handmade silk wall scroll in our workshop.
The artist's name is (Wang Jian-Qiu). He lives in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province in Northern China (about 5 hours south of Beijing). I was introduced to this artist's work at Qin Xia's studio in Jinan. This artist has been a long time friend of Qin Xia (You may recognize Qin Xia's name from artwork in our flowers and birds category). Wang Jian-Qiu also does some great detailed beautiful woman paintings, and occasionally does some landscapes for us as well.
This item was listed or modified
Feb 6th, 2014
Gary's random little things about China:
If you come to China, save your small change...
In Beijing, the government recently passed a law against charging money for using a public toilet.
However, in other cities and towns around China, expect to pay between 2-5 mao (about 3-5 cents) for the use.
Bring your own toilet paper, or expect to pay 5 mao for a small pack of tissue as you enter.
In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
This public restroom is not only clean, but also features its own gift shop.