Happy Thanksgiving. We'll be shipping again after the holiday. Orders for in-stock items will shipped on Monday Nov 27th.
For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 98.6cm x 52.1cm ≈ 38¾" x 20½"
Silk/Brocade Border: 118.6cm x 62.1cm ≈ 46¾" x 24½"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
The Chinese title is a proverb which says, "You only know how good a horse is after a long ride".
After the title, the other characters include the year and season painted (Spring, 2007), and the artist's signature.
The artist's name is Chen Wen-Bin, from near Guilin, China. He is a good friend of artist Ou-Yang Guo-De's sister.
This is painted on tan xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper") and mounted with a silk border at our workshop.
This item was listed or modified
Nov 17th, 2009
Gary's random little things about China:
If you are from my generation, you may remember the video game called "Frogger". It involved crossing a busy road while narrowly dodging cars and truck, often both in front of and behind you at the same time.
Well you can play real live Frogger every time you cross the street in China. It is perfectly normal to cross a four or six-lane road, one lane at a time. You stand motionless on the white, dashed line between lanes as cars and trucks whiz by you on both sides with only inches to spare. When the next lane is clear, you advance (there is no retreat in this game, that could get you killed, since drivers in China would never expect that).
If you did this in America, drivers would come to a screeching halt and think you were crazy (they might even tell you so, using colorful words and hand gestures). It is simply a different culture, or rather a different way of doing things in modern Chinese culture.