Beautiful Woman Under the Moon - Asian Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 50.5cm x 96cm  ≈  19¾" x 37¾"

Silk/Brocade: 59.1cm x 151.7cm  ≈  23¼" x 59¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 68.1cm  ≈  26¾"

Beautiful Woman Under the Moon - Asian Scroll close up view

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


Beauty Under the Moon

This depicts a woman posing or relaxing in the glow of the moon.

The title is actually the first 7 characters of a long poem written by Zhang Ruo-Xu during the Tang Dynasty. This part of the poem talks of the bright full moon in the gracing the sky. The paint was done in a winter of 2010 by Wang WenHua.
The rest of the Chinese characters are 庚寅冬月 文华 which indicate when this was painted (the winter of 2010) and the artist's signature (Wen Hua).

About the artist...

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).

About the Art

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