Beauty Under the Flowers Like Poetry - Chinese Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 50.1cm x 96cm  ≈  19¾" x 37¾"

Silk/Brocade: 58.6cm x 152.3cm  ≈  23" x 60"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 67.6cm  ≈  26½"

Beauty Under the Flowers Like Poetry - Chinese Scroll close up view

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


Beauty Under Flowers

This depicts a woman alighting the flowering branch of a tree.

The title roughly translates as, "Beauty under the flowers, like poetry".
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