松鹤延年图 Great art piece of the living room/ tea room/ patio, or Zen room. Pine tree & crown cranes couple longevity painting which wishes that youth will last forever and live long and healthy. ~~~ This painting is a brilliant gift for your beloved parents, grandpa & grandma, teacher, Chinese Mom/Dad/Parents, Grandparents, or Chinese culture lover.
▶ Dimensions: 68x136cm (size error: 1-2 cm)
Dimensions with silk brocade (customizable) 69x137cm -- 76x144cm
Dimensions with silk hanging scroll (customizable) 70x148cm - 76x194cm
After mounting on silk brocade/silk hanging scroll, the total size of the painting will be larger. You can customize the mounting sizes just through the Etsy conversation chat window or email to let me know.
▶ Due to the shooting environment, the light, and the different monitors of each buyer, the actual artwork and photos will be slightly different. If you bid, that means you agree to the difference.
▶ If you are dissatisfied or have questions after receiving the goods, please contact me without hesitation. I will help you solve it as soon as possible. And any other problem please contact me without any hesitation.
1- Xuan paper: (or Shuen paper or rice paper, originating in ancient China used for writing and painting. It's handmade Chinese art paper. soft and fine-textured, suitable for conveying the artistic expression of both Chinese calligraphy and painting. Xuan paper features great tensile strength, smooth surface, pure and clean texture, and clean stroke, great resistance to the crease, corrosion, moth, and mold. The production of Xuan paper can be loosely described as an 18-step process, and a detailed account would involve over a hundred. Some papermakers have invented steps that have been kept secret from others.)
2- Chinese Bamboo Brushes for painting and handwriting. Bamboo brush bristles are generally made from animal hair, such as white goat hair, black rabbit hair, yellow weasel hair, or a combination of the three. Bamboo brushes come in many different brush-tip sizes and set combinations, from the finest-tipped tool to a thick round-pointed brush.
3- Chinese ink and wash: Inksticks (Chinese: 墨 About this soundMò; or ink cakes are a type of solid ink Chinese ink used traditionally in several East Asian cultures for calligraphy and brush painting. Inksticks are made mainly of soot and animal glue, sometimes with incense or medicinal scents added. Ink wash painting uses tonality and shading achieved by varying the ink density, both by differential grinding of the ink stick in water and by varying the ink load and pressure within a single brushstroke. Ink wash painting artists spend years practicing basic brush strokes to refine their brush movement and ink flow.
4- Chinese watercolor: Traditional Chinese watercolors are mineral and vegetable pigments, premixed with some kind of binder. The main feature of genuine Chinese watercolor painting is its luminosity and transparency and that’s what vegetable and mineral pigments are all about. The purer the pigments, the more subtle their tones and brilliance will be.
♥ The two main techniques in Chinese painting are more academic style called kung-pi (gongbi) and in the spontaneous style hsieh-i (xieyi).
- xieyi" (寫意), This style is also referred to as the freehand style. Ink and wash painting, in Chinese shuǐ-mò (水墨, "water and ink") also loosely termed watercolor or brush painting, and also known as "literati painting", as it was one of the "Four Arts" of the Chinese Scholar-official class. It uses tonality and shading achieved by varying the ink density, both by differential grinding of the ink stick in water and by varying the ink load and pressure within a single brushstroke. In the hand of a master, a single stroke can produce astonishing variations in tonality, from deep black to silvery gray. Thus, in its original context, shading means more than just dark-light arrangement: It is the basis for the beautiful nuance in tonality found in East Asian ink wash painting and brush-and-ink calligraphy.
- Gongbi (工筆): meaning "meticulous" painting, uses highly detailed brushstrokes that delimit details very precisely and without independent or expressive variation. It is often highly colored and usually depicts figural or narrative subjects. Gongbi requires drawing with fine lines first to represent the exaggerated likenesses of the objects, and then adds washes of ink and color layer by layer, so as to approach the perfection of exquisiteness and fine art. The practice of Gongbi is specifically on rice paper when sketching out the design and layout of the drawing. When using brushes to paint gongbi, there are specific types for contouring and coloring. There are four types of brushes for contouring. It is often practiced by artists working for the royal court. The gongbi style had its beginnings approximately 2000 years ago during the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). These paintings peaked out between the Tang and Song dynasties (7th to 13th centuries)
🤍Mounted on silk - STYLES🤍
Delicate silk mounting is an intangible cultural heritage in China. It is done by skilled craftsmen.
The mounting process of Chinese calligraphy and painting originated from 100 to 200 years after the invention of papermaking in my country and has a history of more than 1700 years.
❤️We choose the silk brocade with elegant and light colors which will easily match the tone of the painting as default. If you are strict with color please contact me for silk border color options. Normally it will take 3~5 days to finish mounting on silk brocade from our professional mounters depending on the weather. Email: ohleechees [!at] gmail.com
1- MOUNTED ON SILK BROCADE:
The painting comes with silk brocade and back support paper (ready to place in any frame with a transparent cover) After mounting on a silk brocade, the total size of the painting will be larger. You can customize the mounting sizes via Etsy conversation.
2- MOUNTED ON HANGING SCROLL:
The painting comes with a traditional Chinese art silk scroll (ready to adorn any room you wish)
Mounting as a hanging scroll shows you a traditional graceful appearance. Hanging scrolls are typically used for vertical compositions. They are hung for display using a cord, which is attached to a thin wooden strip along the top of the silk mounting. There is a wooden rod at the bottom which provides the necessary weight for the painting to hang smoothly. It is also useful when the painting is rolled up for storage.
Horizontal Chinese paintings can also be made to be directly hung. There are two wooden rods and ribbons on both sides, which can be hung directly on two invisible Wall Mount frame nails. If it is used for direct hanging, it is best to choose to print on silk. Printing on silk is more durable than printing on rice paper.
3- MOUNTED ON HANDSCROLL:
Handscrolls are designed to be unrolled, from right to left, revealing one scene at a time. As each new section is unrolled, the previous scene is rolled up, giving the viewer the feeling of a journey through the landscape.
Paintings in China are not usually hung on walls, permanently on display. They are often mounted as handscrolls, rolled up, and only brought out for special viewings. This is partly due to the delicate nature of the ink and color, which would fade if left exposed to light for a long time. The unrolling of a scroll is an act of some ceremony. Connoisseurs do not view the painting from a distance, as in the West, but approach close to "read the painting."
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✅ Packaging - the artwork will be rolled and be placed in a strong paper tube or heavy paper tube, be waterproof protected.
Dispatch from Beijing/China or Australia.
Please allow me 14 days for dispatch.
A - Finished paintings will be dispatched in one week.
B - For re-stock requests, the order will be dispatched in 2 weeks.
C - For custom orders, it varies.
-International shipping requires for receiver’s contact number. Please leave the recipient's contact number at the "add your personalization" when you purchasing. Or you could send me the contact number via “Etsy conversations” or Email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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In China, the red-crowned crane is often featured in myths and legends. In Taoism, the red-crowned crane is a symbol of longevity and immortality. In art and literature, immortals are often depicted riding on cranes.
The crane has been one of the most loved birds in China since ancient times. It is seen as a symbol of noble character and represents longevity. More romantically, the crane represents long-lasting love and loyalty in marriage, as the bird is monogamous and stays with one partner until death.
The red-crowned crane appears in many ancient Chinese paintings. It is often painted with pines to represent longevity and eternal youth, or with bamboos as an emblem of purity and nobleness. The immortals in Chinese myths were often depicted riding red-crowned cranes.
The red-crowned crane is one of the largest and heaviest cranes of the species. It is also one of the longest-living birds, with a life span of 30-40 years in the wild. In captivity, some can even live to 75 years old. However, the beautiful bird is severely threatened. It is listed as "endangered" on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, with a small population of 1,830 birds in the wild. It is under China's first-class national protection.
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