Bamboo in the Forest Brush Painting Wall Scroll

Bamboo in the Forest Brush Painting Wall Scroll
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Bamboo Painting
  • Model: CPBP0002
  • Created by Artist: Wenfei Lin
Price:   $79.88
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This is not a Print! Large original Chinese bamboo brush painting wall scroll is hand-painted by our talented artist.


About 'Bamboo in the Forest’ Chinese Bamboo Painting Wall Scroll Artwork


Approximate Measurements:
Length of Silk Scroll: 64.57” (164cm)
Width of Wooden Scroll Roller: 26.38” (67cm)


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Close up view of this large "bamboo" art in Chinese brush painting

The first fourteen characters on the left are bi yu gu gen sheng zai lin, mei ren xiang zeng bi shuang jin in Chinese pinyin, it is a Chinese tang poem writen by Liu Yuxi(772-842) to express his admiration for the purity and indomitable spirit of bamboo. The others on the left are the personal inscription of our artist’s signature and time of creation.


The bamboo painter often inscribes a poem that accompanies the painting and further elucidates the motif. The poem is often an integral part of the work as a whole. A viewer of the work can compare the calligraphy of the poem with the calligraphy of the painting, as both are typically inscribed with the same brush and reflect a similar mood and state of awareness.


Bamboo's long life makes it a Chinese symbol of longevity, while in India it is a symbol of friendship. The rarity of its blossoming has led to the flowers' being regarded as a sign of impending famine. This may be due to rats feeding upon the profusion of flowers, then multiplying and destroying a large part of the local food supply. The most recent flowering began in May 2006 (see Mautam). Bamboo is said to bloom in this manner only about every 50 years.


In Chinese culture, the bamboo, plum blossom, orchid, and chrysanthemum (often known as méi lán zhú jú) are collectively referred to as the Four Gentlemen. These four plants also represent the four seasons and, in Confucian ideology, four aspects of the junzi ("prince" or "noble one"). The pine (sōng), the bamboo (zhú), and the plum blossom (mé) are also admired for their perseverance under harsh conditions, and are together known as the "Three Friends of Winter" (suìhán sānyǒu) in Chinese culture. The "Three Friends of Winter" is traditionally used as a system of ranking in Japan, for example in sushi sets or accommodations at a traditional ryokan. Pine (matsu) is of the first rank, bamboo (také) is of second rank, and plum (ume) is of the third.


Works of bamboo painting, usually in ink, are a recognized motif or subgenre of East Asian painting. In a work of bamboo painting in ink, a skilled artist and calligrapher will paint a bamboo stalk or group of stalks with leaves. The contrast between the foreground and background, and between the varying textures represented by the stalks and the leaves, gave scope to the painter to demonstrate his or her mastery with an inkpot and a brush.


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Close up view of Chinese bamboo painting artwork mounted to this white silk brocade and high quality of wall scroll


About Myths and legends of Bamboo


In a Chinese legend, the Emperor Yao Emperor Yao (traditionally c. 2356-2255) was a legendary Chinese ruler, one of the Three Sovereigns and the Five Emperors gave two of his daughters to the future Emperor Shun as a test for his potential to rule . Shun passed the test of being able to run his household with the two emperor's daughters as wives, and thus Yao made Shun his successor, bypassing his unworthy son. Later, Shun drowned in the Xiang River. The tears his two bereaved wives let fall upon the bamboos growing there explains the origin of spotted bamboo. The two women later became goddesses.


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