Artwork Panel: 31.6cm x 130.5cm ≈ 12½" x 51¼"
Silk/Brocade: 40.2cm x 186.3cm ≈ 15¾" x 73¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 49.2cm ≈ 19¼"
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This depicts a man enjoying some fine artwork. Nearby is his pot of tea and cup (essential for the proper enjoyment of Chinese art).
The large character at the upper right literally means painting or art, which is the title of this piece. The right two columns of smaller characters are part of a poem about how to enjoy a good painting and a good music. The left column indicates the year painted (2010) and the artist's signature, "Wen Hua".
The artist's name is (Wang Wen-Hua) who lives in the Jinan area of Shandong Province in Northern China. He specializes in traditional figure paintings and subjects like this (especially Buddhism and philosophy-related themes).
This was painted on Chinese xuan paper (often incorrectly called "rice paper"). The artist used watercolors throughout.
After buying this from the artist in Jinan, I rolled it up in a tube, and put it in my backpack. I then took the 5-hour-train ride back to our workshop in Beijing. At the workshop, it was laminated to more sheets of xuan paper and silk brocade was added in the process of building this handmade wall scroll. See more about building handmade wall scrolls