Artwork Panel: 32cm x 132.3cm ≈ 12½" x 52"
Silk/Brocade: 40.8cm x 187.8cm ≈ 16" x 74"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.8cm ≈ 19½"
Close up view of the flower artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
A nice traditional wall scroll featuring a bird alone on a branch.
The Chinese title is "Jin Qiu Shen Yun" which means "Rhythm of Golden Autumn".
The characters following the title are a short inscription that indicates the year painted (2010) and the artist's signature.
This is a simplistic 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.
The artist used some special "watermark xuan paper" for this artwork, which gives it a very unique look. In Chinese, this is know as "water paper". This name comes from the fact that embedded in the paper is a visual texture that mimics the look of waves of water. You have to see it to understand, but trust me, you'll like it. It gives the artwork a certain antique and classic look.
This artwork is completely hand-painted, and is mounted to a handmade silk wall scroll in our 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.