This is not a Print! This Original 'Bird / Plum Blossoms' Chinese Painting art work is hand-painted by talented disabled artist.
Standard Size: 40cm x 40cm ≈ 15.7" x 15.7"
About 'Bird / Plum Blossoms' Chinese Painting ArtWork
A meticulous style of Chinese painting-bird and flowers: Despite the Severe Cold the Plum Blossoms. This is a typical theme in traditional Chinese painting. The plum blossoms (méi-huā, 梅花), one of the most beloved flowers in China, have been frequently depicted in Chinese painting and poetry for centuries. The Chinese see its blossoms as both a symbol of winter as well as a harbinger of spring. It is precisely for this reason that the blossoms are so beloved, as they bloom most vibrantly amidst the winter snow, after most other plants have shed their leaves, and before other flowers appear.
They are seen as an example of resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity. Though neither the plum tree nor its blossoms are very striking, they manage to exude an otherworldly exquisiteness and beautiful elegance. The demeanor and character of the plum tree thereby serves as a metaphor for inner beauty and humble display under adverse conditions. The bird resting on the plum tree is another symbol of only keeping company with things of upright character.
About The Talented Disabled Artist: Shuai Liu
--- an Inspiring Story of Perseverance and Courage
“What should we do now without your brother?” Shuai’s mother asked when his elder brother, the only bread earner of the family was killed by a traffic accident. “You will not be left alone mum. I’ll support you and dad selling my paintings in the future.” Shuai comforted his parents.
Shuai Liu is a budding Chinese painter of traditional Chinese painting fighting cerebral palsy since birth. Confined to his bed and wheelchair in a small backward village in North China, Shuai is self taught in painting and could occasionally receive instructions from some local renowned painters. Shuai paints left-handed on rice paper and mainly works with black and colored ink and uses both the two main techniques in traditional Chinese painting artwork - Shui Mo, freehand or watercolor or brush painting, and Gong Bi, meticulous or court-style painting.
In spite of years of obscurity and the isolation of his village, Shuai has successfully held a small exhibition in his county and won a second prize in an arts competition for the disabled in Hebei Province of China. View More Story
( Exhibition of Chinese Art Paintings by Shuai Liu )
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