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Li Bai
Chinese Philosopher Poet
Wall Scroll

Li Bai - Chinese Philosopher Poet - Wall Scroll
Li Bai - Chinese Philosopher Poet - Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 50.5cm x 98.8cm  ≈  19¾" x 38¾"

Silk/Brocade: 60.2cm x 154cm  ≈  23¾" x 60½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 69.2cm  ≈  27¼"

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Poet Li Bei Wall Scroll

Li Bai - Chinese Philosopher Poet - Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

About the Art

Li Bai was a famous Chinese poet during the Tang Dynasty. His most well-known poem was about wine. I presume he is holding high, a cup of wine in this image.
More about Li Bai here:

This is an elaborate style painting using special black Chinese ink and watercolor on xuan paper (rice paper).

This rice paper was then taken to our mounting shop in Beijing where a hand-made silk wall scroll was created for this painting.

This wall scroll then flew with me from China to the USA and is now located at our San Diego, California gallery, ready to be shipped to you.

Liu Da-Lu, a friendly Asian Artist

The artist places her "chop" (signature stamp) on one of the wonderful pieces of artwork that she created meticulously by hand.

How I found this art...

Visiting an old friend and artist in Chengdu, I notice a woman is politely waiting for me.   Soon enough, I finish my business, and leave my friend to work on some art that I would pick up several days later.  The polite woman greets me as I walk out.  She quietly asks if I would just take a look at her artwork.

I walk over to her little booth and take a look.  The work is good, and I am surprised that she doesn't have a studio-gallery like a lot of artists.  She says that she likes to sell in the market, and put paintings in the hands of "the common man".  It is then that I realize we have a similar philosophy.

I look through her whole collection, and pick out several pieces that I like.  Her husband shows up, and I find out that he too is an artist.

I end up staying a few extra days with these two artists as they create a couple of custom paintings for me.  The quality of their work is wonderful and I'm so glad I didn't miss the chance to meet them.

The whole artistic family in Chengdu (Southern China)

Liu Da-Lu with her husband and daughter.
As usual, I am the "non-Chinese-looking guy" in the picture.

About the artist:

The artist's name is Liu Da-Lu.  She lives with her husband and young daughter near Chengdu, in the Sichuan province of China.  As if fitting the stereotype, her husband loves to paint dragons and warriors, but she paints beautiful women, flowers, landscapes, and animals.

They both live the simple life of artists.  Both of them have the attitude that the art itself is more important than money. The honor of knowing that their work will now be on the walls of homes throughout the world is the thing they feel strongest about.

Taking notes as I buy a nice selection of Asian Art

I take down many notes about the artist, and her paintings as I sit in her little shop in the arts & antiques market just outside Chengdu.

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Jul 18th, 2018

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Where this art came from:

Going back to Chengdu...

Map of Our Art-Buying Travels in Asia

(Our futile effort to make Marco Polo jealous)

Map of the current and previous art trips

Trips before 2004 are shown in red.
Latest trips & common routes are shown in other colors.

With Korea, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia Province, and Shaanxi Province behind me, I arrive here in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province and the 7th stop on my art-buying trip around Asia.

The food in Sichuan is so spicy that it will probably burn a hole in your stomach. And if you come here with an ulcer, chances are that Sichuan food will weld your ulcer shut, or kill you

It has been about 9 months since I last came to Chengdu. And if you know China, you also know how fast things change. Chengdu is no exception.

There is a weekend art market here that I discovered on my last trip. It is located near a large building that houses several little antique shops, and tiny art galleries that represent various artists. In the last 9 months, the number of art studios and galleries has more than doubled, and Chengdu now explodes with art.

As I walk along the outside of the building, some old friends come to greet me. They are the artists that I met on my last trip here. They seem genuinely glad to see me, but of course, some of the cheer in their faces is because they know that I come bearing a large sum of money which will soon be in their pockets.

My original plan was to stay only a couple days in Chengdu, but there are so many new artists to meet, that spend more than a week in this city.

In Chinese culture, one must first build a relationship before doing business. There is a lot of tea to drink, food to eat, and beer to consume before talking about any business or art purchases.

One of my favorite artists in Chengdu - You will see his work in various categories in our website.

Huang Xin-An is glad to see me as I stroll into Chengdu. He remembers the paintings that I liked the most, and has a stash of them set aside for me.
In this picture, he puts the final touches on his work.

I usually spend a day or two with each artist. I look at all they have to offer. They often show me photo albums of work that they have done in the past. After I get a good feeling for an artist's style, ability, and personality, I will buy several pieces that they have on hand, and have some others painted custom. I have been known to sit in a studio all day with an artist as they paint one or two pieces for me.

The artists here are often thrilled to know that their work will now hang on walls throughout the world since their usual customers are Chengdu locals, and the occasional Chinese tourist.

The journey always continues...

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Typical Gallery Price: $80.00

Your Price: $35.00