Gorgeous Colors Shadow
Chinese Birds and Flowers Scroll

Gorgeous Colors Shadow - Chinese Birds and Flowers Scroll
Gorgeous Colors Shadow - Chinese Birds and Flowers Scroll
153.5cm
60½"
50.3cm
19¾"

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Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 32.4cm x 98.8cm ≈ 12¾" x 38¾"

Silk/Brocade: 41.3cm x 153.5cm ≈ 16¼" x 60½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 50.3cm ≈ 19¾"

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艷光花影

Gorgeous Bright Color, Flowers Projecting Beautiful Shadows

Gorgeous Colors Shadow - Chinese Birds and Flowers Scroll close up view

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

The Chinese title, 艷光花影 or "Yàn Guāng Huā Yǐng" means "Bright light flower shadow" or "Colorful light flower shade". This is kind of poetic but does not directly translate well. The English should be more like "Gorgeous bright color, flowers projecting beautiful shadows". The last character can mean shadow, but also something translucent like film - so this suggests there is color in the cast shadows of the flowers.

The smaller characters below the main title indicate that this was painted in 2017 by Huang Xin-An.

Note: The xuan paper used to create this artwork is handmade. You may find fibers, husks, or other specks pressed into the paper. These artifacts are a sign of the handmade nature of the paper.


This work was done in Chengdu by Huang Xin'an (Pronounced a little bit like "who-ong shin un") from the Sichuan (Szechwan) Province of China.

After I bought this work in Chengdu, I later returned to Beijing and had it mounted as a traditional hand-made silk scroll in our workshop. This makes a nice, ready-to-hang piece of wonderful hand-painted art.

Chinese artist Huang Xin'an

Huang Xin'an signing some of his work in Chengdu.


The story behind how I found this art...

I lost track of Huang Xin'an after my last trip to Chengdu. His phone number was out of order, and I was disappointed that I could not contact him to get more of his paintings.

I make the decision to go to Chengdu on my new art-buying trip mostly because of him.

After 15 hours on a slow train, I arrive in Chengdu. I check-in at Sam's Guesthouse (a hangout for backpackers from around the world, and a hostel with reasonably-priced beds). After a much-needed shower, I head out to find Huang Xin'an.

Taxis drive at the speed-of-light in Chengdu (the city boasts over 1000 fatal auto accidents per year), I arrive in no-time at the place I last found Mr. Huang. Sure enough, as I walk down the alley toward his gallery, he sees me and runs out to greet me. I'm really happy to see him, and the feeling is mutual.

Huang Xin-An

I tell him how I came to Chengdu just to buy art from him (after not being able to reach him on the phone). He is so honored that I think he wants to hug me. He offers me a chair, and says he's painted a lot of work over that last 9 months with both me and my customers in mind. I was also honored by this gesture. He shows me a lot of new work in styles that I like.

I spend 2 days with Mr. Huang and we talk about a lot of new ideas and artwork that I think my western customers will like. He offers to close his gallery for a few days, and paint the art that I asked for. So I took a few days to meet and visit other artists in Chengdu. When I return to Mr. Huang's gallery, I am not disappointed. He did such a great job, words can't describe.

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