Details & Dimensions
"Withered vines, old trees, crows in even tide, little bridge, streaming river by houses." -- This classical narrative by famous Yuan Dynasty poet Ma Zhiyuan perfectly describes life in a water town, or shuixiang. Water towns are a common background of ancient Chinese art, closely associated to an older traditional age that is slowly fading away, reflecting love for nature and a comfortable lifestyle.
The bridge and boat with black awning are typical images in Chinese paintings, conveying an idyllic emotion. One can almost feel the light mist; the drizzle under the clouds at twilight.
This piece is an embroidery simulating freehand painting, using an essential technique of xieyi brushwork, which can be literally translated to "writing the meanings". Similar to the western school of Impressionism, this style -- including the flourished calligraphy on the left-hand side -- focuses not so much on accuracy and realism, but rather emphasizes what the artist was feeling.
- Frame: 51" x 21", Mat Opening: 45" x 15"
- Premium solid wood frame, black matte finish
- High-clarity glass
- Bevel-cut raised white mat
- Soft-mount option
Framed Embroidery: To clean, wipe with a soft cloth. To hang, use the preinstalled hangers on the back of the frame.
Soft-Mount Embroidery: Enjoy as-is or frame to your liking. The soft-mount can be cut to size and attached to a backboard.