Artwork Panel: 45cm x 96.5cm ≈ 17¾" x 38"
Silk/Brocade: 54cm x 151.5cm ≈ 21¼" x 59½"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 63cm ≈ 24¾"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the landscape artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This depicts the Sichuan province of Southern China. There are many mountains, rivers, and waterfalls in this part of China.
In this painting, you will see a waterfall and a pagoda. Look closer and you will see a little person is standing in the pagoda, taking in the view.
This work was done by 玉城 or Yù Chéng (Using English pronciation, this would be a bit like "You Chung").
When I returned to Beijing with this artwork, I had it mounted as a traditional hand-made silk scroll in my workshop. This makes a nice, ready-to-hang piece of wonderful hand-painted art.
This item was listed or modified
Jul 24th, 2017
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.