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Playing Wei Qi or Go
Chinese Painting


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Playing Wei Qi or Go - Chinese Painting
77.1cm
30¼"
153cm
60¼"
See how "Playing Wei Qi or Go - Chinese Painting" would look after being professionally framed


For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.

A frame is not included with this artwork!

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 133cm x 67.1cm  ≈  52¼" x 26½"

Silk/Brocade Border: 153cm x 77.1cm  ≈  60¼" x 30¼"

Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
對欒圖

Playing Chinese Chess (Wei Qi or Wei Chi)

This features men playing the ancient game of strategy. The Chinese title is "Dui Luan Tu" which can be translated as "Playing Encirclement Chess". This game is very similar to Penta. It involves a great amount of strategy. There is also a more simple game played with the same pieces, which is known as "Go" or "Five-in-a-row". This original form, known as Wei Qi (sometimes Romanized as "Wei Chi" or "Weichi") is so complex that games can last for hours. If you are looking for the ultimate strategy game artwork, this might be right for you.

As with all of our watercolor artwork, this is 100% Hand-painted.


This work was done in Chengdu by Huang Xin'an (Pronounced a little bit like "who-ong shin un") from the Sichuan (Szechwan) Province of China.

After I bought this work in Chengdu, I later returned to Beijing and had it mounted with a traditional silk brocade border in our workshop. This makes a nice, ready-to-frame piece of wonderful hand-painted art.

Chinese artist Huang Xin'an

Huang Xin'an signing some of his work in Chengdu.


The story behind how I found this art...

I lost track of Huang Xin'an after my last trip to Chengdu. His phone number was out of order, and I was disappointed that I could not contact him to get more of his paintings.

I make the decision to go to Chengdu on my new art-buying trip mostly because of him.

After 15 hours on a slow train, I arrive in Chengdu. I check-in at Sam's Guesthouse (a hangout for backpackers from around the world, and a hostel with reasonably-priced beds). After a much-needed shower, I head out to find Huang Xin'an.

Taxis drive at the speed-of-light in Chengdu (the city boasts over 1000 fatal auto accidents per year), I arrive in no-time at the place I last found Mr. Huang. Sure enough, as I walk down the alley toward his gallery, he sees me and runs out to greet me. I'm really happy to see him, and the feeling is mutual.

Huang Xin-An

I tell him how I came to Chengdu just to buy art from him (after not being able to reach him on the phone). He is so honored that I think he wants to hug me. He offers me a chair, and says he's painted a lot of work over that last 9 months with both me and my customers in mind. I was also honored by this gesture. He shows me a lot of new work in styles that I like.

I spend 2 days with Mr. Huang and we talk about a lot of new ideas and artwork that I think my western customers will like. He offers to close his gallery for a few days, and paint the art that I asked for. So I took a few days to meet and visit other artists in Chengdu. When I return to Mr. Huang's gallery, I am not disappointed. He did such a great job, words can't describe.

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