For the best possible display, this portrait should be professionally framed.
A frame is not included with this artwork!
Artwork Panel: 44.5cm x 44.5cm ≈ 17½" x 17½"
Silk/Brocade Border: 54.7cm x 54.7cm ≈ 21½" x 21½"Information about how this Asian painting is mounted
This is the roughly translated title of this piece.
Note that "superior" and "people" together|
means "wise people" or simply "wisdom".
This one is a little hard to explain. The cranes represent "superior wisdom" and are listening to the snow.
The meaning is two-fold:
First, to gain wisdom, one must listen carefully to all of the knowledge given to them.
Second, sometimes knowledge is as quiet as snow, and you must be silent (not talking) if you want to hear the important things that a wise person should know.
Chen Wei-Ling puts the finishing touch signature
on the beautiful Asian Artwork that
she and her husband created for me.
This hand-painted artwork is from the
The artists of this collection are actually a married couple who travel around China together looking for subjects to paint. Their real names are Chen Yong Ping and Chen Wei Ling but they sign all of their work under the single pen name Xiao Meng.
They work as a team on most of these paintings. One of them does the background and the other will handle the detail work on each painting.
The artists take great pride in the fact that they have developed their own unique painting style which they call "hazy painting" (this is roughly translated - it sounds better in Chinese).
They use a combination of "freehand style" and "elaborate style" in their paintings. The background is done using broad fast strokes and spray with very thin paint. The foreground (cranes) are done with a lot of detail using a delicate technique with a very fine brush.
This item was listed or modified
Dec 9th, 2008
Gary's random little things about China:
In the USA and most western countries, when people eat chicken, generally the breast meat and other white meat is preferred over dark meat.
However, in China, it is exactly the opposite.
In fact, check a supermarket in China and you'll find that chicken breasts are the cheapest cuts, while other cuts containing dark meat and bone get top dollar.
You will also find that traditional Chinese people wanting the freshest possible food will buy their chicken alive, and butcher it just before cooking a tasty meal.
And don't be put off by the bones in the chicken that you are served - all the bones, and even the head are usually served together and are seen in Chinese culture as a sign of quality and good taste.