Artwork Panel: 53.1cm x 96.5cm ≈ 21" x 38"
Silk/Brocade: 62.1cm x 153cm ≈ 24½" x 60¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 71.1cm ≈ 28"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the warrior artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This warrior's name is or Guan Gong (at least that is what his friends call him). He was born with the name Guan Yu, but he earned the name "Gong" which is used to refer to a most respected person (You could also translate "Gong" as "Duke" in old English).
Much as Confucius is seen in China as the Saint of Philosophy, Guan Gong is known as the Saint of War.
He is known for not only for his status as a great warrior, but also being full of wisdom and knowledge.
He is the essence of what Chinese people call or "yong" which means brave, courageous, and not afraid of difficulty.
Note: Along with the title, date, and artist's signature, this artwork contains a Chinese poem of sorts about Guan Gong's high esteem and abilities in both civil and military matters.
This is a very detailed painting that is mounted to a silk wall scroll. A lot of work went into this. It actually takes the artist almost a full day to complete.
You won't be disappointed if you become the owner of this work of art. I guarantee it personally or your money back.
The artist's name is Jing Bin. He was born in Guanxi Province (southern China). His specialty is paintings of mythological and historical figures of ancient China.
This item was listed or modified
Mar 11th, 2014
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.