For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 133.5cm x 68cm ≈ 52½" x 26¾"
Silk/Brocade Border: 153.5cm x 78cm ≈ 60½" x 30¾"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
This is the rough translation of the artist's title for this painting.
The title written in Chinese characters literally means, "Creek, Mountain, and Smoky Clouds". Together, these characters can be translated simply as "Nature".
If you look closely, a small house sits on a bluff in the foreground. To the right, some white birds fly by. And in the background, a powerful waterfall appears between mountain peaks.
The artist's name is Wang Jian-Qiu. The artist 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).
Although this will not be cheap to frame when you receive it (because of the large size). I will certainly bring strong character to the room you hang it in.
This is painted on special xuan paper (rice paper) then mounted with white silk matting/border.
Please note: This painting includes a silk border similar to the what is shown above, but not a frame.
I recommend professional framing and matting for the best presentation of this work.
This item was listed or modified
Jun 8th, 2008
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.