For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 136.3cm x 33.5cm ≈ 53¾" x 13¼"
Silk/Brocade Border: 157.8cm x 43.7cm ≈ 62" x 17¼"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
A close up view from this painting.
This painting depicts a riverside scene in China. The title, written in Chinese on this painting can be translated as "Family by the Water". The rest of the characters indicate that this either depicts or was painted in Hebei Province, the year painted (2004), and the artist's signature.
This painting is by (Zhang Jun-Guo) from near Jinan in the Shandong Province of China.
The artist used watercolors on xuan paper (known incorrectly as rice paper in the west). The painting was then taken, in raw form, to our workshop in Beijing where it was mounted with a silk border. This border can be used during the framing process in lieu of western-style matting.
This item was listed or modified
Oct 9th, 2008
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.