For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 65.2cm x 65.7cm ≈ 25¾" x 25¾"
Silk/Brocade Border: 75.2cm x 75.7cm ≈ 29½" x 29¾"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
This is a gorgeous koi fish painting that you will be proud to hang in you home.
The title is 連年有餘 which basically means, "year in, year out, have abundance." The word for abundance sounds like "yu". The word for fish is a homophone to this abundance character in Chinese. Therefore, fish have come to represent having abundance in Chinese culture.
The inscription and signature read, "辛卯年 秋月 碩生" which translates roughly as, "8th-Heavenly-Stem [of the] 4th-Earthly-Branch Year (An indication this was painted in 2011), [under an] Autumn moon, Shou Sheng".
If you are not completely delighted, I will refund everything, including shipping costs, and even pay your postage to return this artwork to me.
The Artist, Kang Shuo-Sheng
The artist's name is 康碩生 (Kang Shuo-Sheng). Sometime in the Spring of 2012, I met him in Jinan city which is the capital of Shandong Province in northern China. I loved the detail of his work and picked up a few of his pieces. I often keep good ones like this around for my personal decorating, when I am called to decorate a fancy Chinese restaurant. I've had some of these sealed away in a flat file drawer for more than a few years. I guess it's time, like fine wine, to release these to the public.
Kang Shuo-Sheng was born in 1952 in Shandong province. From a young age, he had great interest in traditional Chinese painting style. His formal art studies began in 1978 at the Shandong Art Institute. His specialty quickly became bird and flower paintings.
Soon after, he opened his own studio and has quite a following in Shandong, and the rest of northern China. After a fellowship at the Tianjin Art Institute in 2001, he developed an interest in emulating the art styles seen during the Yuan, Ming, and early Qing dynasties.
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Aug 24th, 2018
Gary's random little things about China:
You can search long and hard, in every drugstore and sundries market in China, and you will not find underarm deodorant for sale anywhere.
After traveling all over China, I know this to be true everywhere in China except Hong Kong.
If you ask a Chinese person why there is no deodorant for sale, they will tell you plainly, "Chinese people do not smell bad".
My reply is, "Have you never been on a crowded bus in the summer?"
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