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Category: Colorful Cranes & Bird Landscape Paintings & Wall Scrolls

Summer Asian Cranes Landscape Wall Scroll


Summer Asian Cranes Landscape Wall Scroll
149.3cm
58¾"
49.5cm
19½"

Approximate Measurements

Painting: 31.5cm x 93cm  ≈  12½" x 36½"

Silk Scroll: 40.5cm x 149.3cm  ≈  16" x 58¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.5cm  ≈  19½"

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xià

Summer

This is the very simple translated title of this piece

Summer Asian Cranes Landscape Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the landscape artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

Yang Chen holds a four seasons cranes landscape wall scroll

Photography assistant Yang Chen
holds a similar-sized wall scroll to give
you an idea of how big this one is.

Title Information

CharacterPinyinMeaning
xiàxiàSummer Season

This is a larger size wall scroll than we normally get from Xiao Meng.

This is the very green and lush Summer version of another title by this artist, called "Autumn Flight".

This is painted on special xuan paper (rice paper) with then mounted to a hand-made silk scroll.


One of the artists of the Xiao Meng Asian Art Gallery

Chen Wei-Ling puts the finishing touch signature
on the beautiful Asian Artwork that
she and her husband created for me.

This hand-painted artwork is from the

Xiao Meng Asian Art Collection

The artists of this collection are actually a married couple who travel around China together looking for subjects to paint. Their real names are Chen Yong Ping and Chen Wei Ling but they sign all of their work under the single pen name Xiao Meng.

They work as a team on most of these paintings. One of them does the background and the other will handle the detail work on each painting.

The artists take great pride in the fact that they have developed their own unique painting style which they call "hazy painting" (this is roughly translated - it sounds better in Chinese).

They use a combination of "freehand style" and "elaborate style" in their paintings. The background is done using broad fast strokes and spray with very thin paint. The foreground (cranes) are done with a lot of detail using a delicate technique with a very fine brush.

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Jul 30th, 2011

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Gary's random little things about China:

Will there be enough hotels?

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.

The greater effect:

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.

Typical Gallery Price: $130.00

$58.88

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