Kingfisher Bird in Alighting on Lotus Flower - Chinese Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 31.8cm x 135.6cm  ≈  12½" x 53¼"

Silk/Brocade: 40.2cm x 190.9cm  ≈  15¾" x 75¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.2cm  ≈  19¼"

Kingfisher Bird in Alighting on Lotus Flower - Chinese Wall Scroll close up view

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


The Quiet Elegance of the Lotus Pond

A Kingfisher bird (翠鳥) sits upon a lotus stalk.

The artist's title for this piece is 荷塘清趣 or "Hé táng qīng qù"

For the translation:

Hé = Lotus

Táng = Pond

Qīng = Clear

Qù = Sentiment

Together, Qīng & Qù = Elegance

This painting features two birds flying through patches of lotus flowers and lilies.

The inscription indicates that this artwork was painted in 2010 by Jian-Qiu at the Qing-Feng studio.

About the Art:

This painting has a simple muted background style but incorporates a lot of detail in the foreground subject of the artwork. This painting is a 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.