Kingfisher Birds Above the Lotus Pond - Wall Scroll
186.9cm
73½"
50.2cm
19¾"

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32.3cm x 131cm  ≈  12¾" x 51½"

Silk/Brocade: 41.2cm x 186.9cm  ≈  16¼" x 73½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.2cm  ≈  19¾"

Kingfisher Birds Above the Lotus Pond - Wall Scroll close up view

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

本無塵土氣自在水雲鄉

Kingfishers Above the Lotus Pond

Two Kingfisher birds perch on the stalk of a lotus flower.

The title is part of a poem written by Zheng Yun-Rui during the Tang Dynasty. The poem is about the unbreakable spirit of the lotus. Even they are coming out of mud, the flower is still pure and clean with a wonderful light fragrance.

The inscription indicates that this artwork was painted in 2011 by Wang Jian-Qiu at the Qing-Feng studio.


About the Art:

This is a simple painting style, but it also incorporates a lot of detail. This painting really mimics the style of Chinese artwork that has been around for thousands of years.

This artwork is completely hand-painted and is mounted to a handmade silk wall scroll in my Beijing workshop.


About the Artist:

The artist's name is WangjianQiu (Wang Jian-Qiu). He lives in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province in Northern China (about 5 hours south of Beijing). I was introduced to this artist's work at Qin Xia's studio in Jinan. This artist has been a long time friend of Qin Xia (You may recognize Qin Xia's name from artwork in our flowers and birds category). Wang Jian-Qiu also does some great detailed beautiful woman paintings, and occasionally does some landscapes for us as well.