For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 43.7cm x 29.6cm ≈ 17¼" x 11¾"
Silk/Brocade Border: 61.5cm x 38.5cm ≈ 24¼" x 15¼"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
Sandy found some new art by an artist that certainly has a unique style.
The artist's name is Jiang Feng. He graduated in the 1980's from the Beijing Central Institute of Fine Arts, and has since had a successful career as an artist. His art has been awarded many times in various shows and exhibitions, and he boasts that collectors from Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Canada, and Hong Kong have purchased his work. So I suppose it is my job to introduce his work to the states.
Jiang Feng's style is somewhere between abstract and realistic, but falls into neither category. It is simply his own style. I can tell from looking at his paintings that he does a lot of detail work, and then uses a bit of extra water to "run" the colors and create interesting patterns within the subjects.
He does not title his work, so you are left to your own imagination as to what each painting represents. But that should not be hard, as you can easily appreciate the beauty and subject of each one of his pieces that we will be offering over the next few months.
The Chinese characters and red stamp that you see are the artist's signature.
This is painted on special xuan paper (rice paper) with a combination of Chinese black ink and watercolor. We then mounted the artwork with a silk border/matting. It will arrive at your door in a "ready-to-frame" condition.
This item was listed or modified
Jul 23rd, 2017
Gary's random little things about China:
Everyone is going to hate me for this, but here is the truth:
Some people who currently prefer to call themselves "Asian-Americans" woke up one morning and decided that "Oriental" is now a word to be used only for Oriental rugs, Oriental art and lamps, or any other inanimate object from Eastern Asia.
When I was teaching English in China, many of my students would refer to themselves as "Oriental", and I would correct them and say, It's better to say that you are Asian or Chinese rather than Oriental, but I was at a loss as to explain why.
My Chinese students were very smart, and came back at me with the fact that being from Asia was too broad a term, and asked if Persians and Saudi Arabians should also refer to themselves as "Asian".
I then had to make excuses for my geographically-challenged fellow Americans* who had long ago replaced the correct term of "Oriental" (meaning the bio-geographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines, Borneo and Java), and replaced it with "Asian" which in truth encompasses half the world's population - many of whom do not consider themselves to be of the same race as those from the Orient.
(For those Americans reading this and who've slept through their high school geography class: It's true, the whole Middle East, and half of Russia are located in the Asian continent)
But I admit I am not helping the problem. You see, almost half the people that find our website did so while searching for "Asian art" and I have done a lot to promote our business as "Purveyors of Asian art". So you can blame me too.
To truly be an Asian art gallery, we would have to offer artwork from beyond the Orient, from places like India, Persia (Iran), most Arab nations, and Russia.
There are a lot of things that present problems in the English language.
Usually these problems are thanks to mistakes of the past.
That's why we have to say, "He's an Indian from India" versus "He's a Native-American Indian" (Thanks to Mr. Columbus).
Things to learn:
Do not refer to a Persian (Iranian) as Arab.
If you refer to an Arab-American as being Asian, they will look at you funny and possibly be offended.
If you refer to a person from India as Asian, you will mildly amuse them.
If you refer to a Russian as being Asian, they will pour borsch on you (my ex-wife is Russian, so I know this to be true from experience).
Using "Asian" to refer to a person from Singapore is okay, but they will later, as if by accident, mention that they are in fact from the most civilized country in Asia.
*We citizens of the USA call ourselves "Americans" which seems a bit arrogant to our neighbors who reside on the continents of North and South America. Keep in mind, Canadians and Mexicans are also from North America, but refer to themselves in more correct geographic terms.