For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
52.5cm x 38cm ≈ 20¾" x 15"
The Chinese title written on this painting is "Yu Nao Lian". The word "Yu" means a "fish", "Nao" means "to play", and "Lian" means "lily".
I really like this piece that features many fish finding a path through the lilies. It's probably one of my personal favorites from this artist.
The creator of this artwork, Pan Xiao-Ling, in her home.
This painting is by a woman named Pan Xiao-ling. She is from a farming village named Huxian in the Shaanxi Province of China. Born in 1958, she began painting in 1974.
Her paintings were the first Chinese folk art ever accepted for a series of postcards officially issued by the state-run "China Post" (Chinese Postal Service).
Exhibitions of her work have been seen in America, Japan, and Singapore.
Pan Xiao-Ling's work is a combination of folk and modern art. Her inspiration comes from growing up in a small farming village in the middle of China. This influence really shows in her paintings which usually depict the simple village life in the countryside of China.
Material used in this work are "shui fen" (paint powder and water - similar to gouache), on thick art paper.
This item was listed or modified
Jan 23rd, 2012
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.