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Woman Playing Lute


Woman Playing Lute
Woman Playing Lute
42.5cm
16¾"
42.5cm
16¾"
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Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 33.3cm x 33.3cm  ≈  13" x 13"

Silk/Brocade Border: 42.5cm x 42.5cm  ≈  16¾" x 16¾"

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Woman Playing a Lute

While this musical instrument has been around for almost 2000 years in China, this girl is obviously a bit younger

While this musical instrument has been around for almost 2000 years in China, this girl is obviously a bit younger.

This depicts a woman playing a traditional Chinese "pi pa" which is known as a lute in western countries.

Her two cats seem to enjoy the music as she sings and strums away into the evening while she awaits her husband's arrival.

In the background, a "double happiness" character hangs in the window. This is a famous symbol of a recent wedding in Chinese culture. We can presume she is a newlywed.

The woman's clothing suggests that she might be from the era of the Qing Dynasty (1616-1911).

Modern Artist Mo Nong

The artist Mo Nong signing some of his artwork before I took it to my workshop for proper mounting.

This painting is not titled, but is signed by the artist, and authenticated with his red signature seal.



About the artist...

The artist goes by the name 墨農 (Mo Nong). He lives in Beijing, the capital city of China.

This general style of painting that falls between modern art and folk art is done by many artists in China. Once the last modern I worked with retired, it took years to find another that I was really happy with. Finally, in 2012, I walked into the studio of Mo Nong, and found what I was looking for. His variety of composition and painting style make all of these paintings instant classics.

Modern Artist Mo Nong

The day I met Mo Nong in his studio in the Panjiayuan artist community of Beijing.

About the art...

Mo Nong uses paint power and water (similar to gouache) to get vivid colors. This is applied to handmade xuan paper (often called rice paper, though there's no rice in it). When I took these painting to my workshop, they were mounted with a silk brocade border. This border can be used in lieu of matting when you frame this artwork.

Modern Artist Mo Nong

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