This is not a Print! Large original Chinese bamboo brush painting wall scroll is hand-painted by our talented artist.
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About Chinese Bamboo Painting Wall Scroll Artwork
Length of Silk Scroll: 64.57” (164cm)
Width of Wooden Scroll Roller: 26.38” (67cm)
Close up view of this large "bamboo" art in Chinese brush painting
The first eight characters on the left are gentleman (jun zi in pinyin), refreshing breeze (qing feng in pinyin), high moral principle(jun jie), modesty(xu xin). The others on the left are the personal inscription of our artist’s signature and time of creation.
From the days of their common origin, Chinese painting and Chinese writing have been allied arts. They use the same equipment and share aims, techniques, and standards. Ever since the beginning, bamboo has been written and also been painted in the same manner, in other words, a work depicting bamboo is both a painting and a piece of calligraphy. There are so-called “bamboo painters” who all their lives paint only bamboo. The bamboo is strong, upright, and dependable. He may bend with the wind, the storm and the rain, but he never breaks. He is a true gentleman of courage and endurance.
The bamboo plant came under close observation by many Asians because of its persistence and vegetative productivity. The plant was especially appreciated by men and women educated in the tradition of Confucius. It came to be seen as an exemplar of moral force, and appreciating the bamboo was seen as an act of self-cultivation. It was said of the ink bamboo painter Wen Tong (Wen T'ung) (1019–1079) was a Northern Song painter born in Sichuan famous for his ink bamboo paintings that "there are whole bamboos in his heart". It means someone has things as a whole well thought out beforehand.
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
Several Asian cultures, including that of the Andaman Islands, believe humanity emerged from a bamboo stem. In the Philippine creation myth, legend tells that the first man and the first woman each emerged from split bamboo stems on an island created after the battle of the elemental forces (Sky and Ocean). In Malaysian legends a similar story includes a man who dreams of a beautiful woman while sleeping under a bamboo plant; he wakes up and breaks the bamboo stem, discovering the woman inside. The Japanese folktale "Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" (Taketori Monogatari) tells of a princess from the Moon emerging from a shining bamboo section. Hawaiian bamboo ('ohe) is a kinolau or body form of the Polynesian creator god Kāne.
Bamboo cane is also the weapon of Vietnamese legendary hero Saint Giong – who had grown up immediately and magically since the age of three because of his national liberating wish against An invaders.
An ancient Vietnamese legend (The Hundred-knot Bamboo Tree) tells of a poor, young farmer who fell in love with his landlord's beautiful daughter. The farmer asked the landlord for his daughter's hand in marriage, but the proud landlord would not allow her to be bound in marriage to a poor farmer. The landlord decided to foil the marriage with an impossible deal; the farmer must bring him a "bamboo tree of 100 nodes". But Buddha But appeared to the farmer and told him that such a tree could be made from 100 nodes from several different trees. But gave to him four magic words to attach the many nodes of bamboo: Khac nhap, khac xuat, which means "joined together immediately, fell apart immediately". The triumphant farmer returned to the landlord and demanded his daughter. Curious to see such a long bamboo, the landlord was magically joined to the bamboo when he touched it, as the young farmer said the first two magic words. The story ends with the happy marriage of the farmer and the landlord's daughter after the landlord agreed to the marriage and asked to be separated from the bamboo.