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"
Close up view of the bird artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
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.
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.
The artist's name is (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.