WuShan Dreams - Beautiful Woman - Chinese Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 52cm x 98.1cm  ≈  20½" x 38½"

Silk/Brocade: 60.4cm x 154.4cm  ≈  23¾" x 60¾"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 69.4cm  ≈  27¼"

WuShan Dreams - Beautiful Woman - Chinese Scroll close up view

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


Wu Mountain Dreams

This depicts a woman resting at the edge of a mountain forest.

The title, 巫山夢, means "Wu Mountain Dreams".
Mt. Wu or "Wushan" is located north of Chongqing (perhaps the most mountainous city in the world). Mt. Wu is located along the Chang River (Changjiang or "long river), also known as the Yangtze River, near the famous Three Gorges.

The painting was created 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