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Wu Wei / Without Action
Asian Martial Arts Calligraphy Wall Scroll

Wu Wei / Without Action - Asian Martial Arts Calligraphy Wall Scroll
Wu Wei / Without Action - Asian Martial Arts Calligraphy Wall Scroll
146cm
57½"
57cm
22½"

Typical Gallery Price: $240.00

Your Price: $108.88


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Wu Wei / Without Action - Asian Martial Arts Calligraphy Wall Scroll living room view

This calligraphy artwork will look great in your home or office.

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 38.9cm x 83.8cm ≈ 15¼" x 33"

Silk/Brocade: 48cm x 146cm ≈ 18¾" x 57½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 57cm ≈ 22½"

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無 為

Wu Wei / Without Action

Daoist / Taoist and Martial Arts Tenet

Wu Wei / Without Action - Asian Martial Arts Calligraphy Wall Scroll close up view

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

Wu Wei is a Daoist (Taoist) tenet, that speaks to the idea of letting nature take its course.

Some will say it's about knowing when to take action and when not to. In reality, it's more about not going against the flow. What is going to happen is controlled by the Dao (Tao), for which one who follows the Dao will not resist or struggle against.

There is a lot more to this concept, but chances are, if you are looking for this title, you already know the expanded concept.

Warning: Outside of Daoist or Martial Arts context, this means idleness or inactivity (especially in Japanese where very few know this as a Daoist concept).

If you want to order a custom Wu Wei wall scroll, you can order that here: Custom Wu Wei / Without Action


About the calligrapher:

Caobin 2017

I met Cao Bin years ago, and long before his fame. At that time, his wife was running a small house cleaning business. One day she was tidying up my mother-in-law's home in Beijing and overheard that I am in the business of selling Chinese calligraphy and artwork. She asked if I'd like to meet her husband who was a pretty good calligrapher as she described him with modesty.

The next evening, I visited his modest studio and saw some really nice calligraphy and great black ink bamboo paintings that he'd just finished. After a lot of tea drinking and chatting, I asked if I could commission a few pieces.

Through the years, I would occasionally buy a few more pieces, not realizing how famous he had become. I might pop by his studio, only to hear from his wife that he was down in Anhui receiving an award for his calligraphy (calligraphy competitions are comparable to the fervor that sports championships have in the rest of the world). It finally dawned on me that this man I had known for about 7 years was a premier calligrapher for whom books had been published featuring his work, and the recipient of numerous awards.

The best part is that I have guanxi (a word that kind of means "special relationship" in Chinese), he gives me better prices than anyone else. This really fits well with my philosophy to offer high quality Asian artwork that everyone can afford.

Ponytail Cao Bin

When I first met him, Cao Bin had a shaved head like a Buddhist monk. Years later, he has traded in that look for the ponytail that is expected of the eccentric Chinese artist

Frenzy of people watching Cao Bin

A frenzy of people watch Cao Bin create his calligraphy during a special event

Caobin in Studio

Cao Bin at his studio

Calligraphy Studio of Cao Bin

Full view of Cao Bin's calligraphy studio


More about the artwork:

This is painted on xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper"). The raw artwork was then taken to my workshop in east Beijing where the master mounter built it into a handmade wall scroll.

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