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Flower |  花

Flower | 花

SKU: 0033

[Painting Inspriation]

Running Script in Wang Xi Zhi style with Gongbi,


7in x 5in (17.8cm x12.7cm), complete in 2021, Orlando, Florida, USA.


This painting is inspired by recent gift store artwork. We would like to share our appreciation of the Chinese character “花 huā”/flower with you all.


We use ' Running Script ' 行书 in ' Wang Xi Zhi ' 王羲之 style with Gong Bi painting.


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[Painting You Will Receive]

An original Chinese painting on Chinese rice paper without photo frame but with a black photo mat board only.


The Painting Designed for Simple Photo Frame Size as below:

You also can choose to purchase a frame in our gallery.

Painting Dimensions

7in x 5in (17.5cm x13.1cm)


Photo Frame Dimensions

Painting without a mat, width: 5 "    (13 cm)

Painting without a mat, height: 7 "   (18 cm)

The Painting with mat, width: 4 "      (10 cm)

The Painting with mat, height: 6 “    (15 cm)

Mat opening, width: 3 ½ "                  (09 cm)

Mat opening, height: 5 ½ "                 (14 cm)

Frame width: 6 "                                 (15 cm)

Frame height: 7 ¾ "                             (20 cm)



[Chinese Culture Introduction] 


Gongbi / 工笔画 

simplified Chinese: 工笔; traditional Chinese: 工筆; pinyin: gōng bǐ; Wade–Giles: kung-pi


Gongbi is a careful, realist technique in Chinese painting. Gong means 'tidy' (meticulous brush craftsmanship). The gongbi technique uses highly detailed brushstrokes that delineates details precisely. The opposite of the interpretive and freely expressive, xieyi (寫意 'sketching thoughts') style.


The gongbi style originated from 'Silk Painting' 帛画 in 'Warring States period ' 战国时代 (475BC-221BC) also known as 'fine painting ' 细画, which flourished in the 'Tang Dynasty ' 唐朝 (618-907). These paintings peaked out between the Tang and Song dynasties (7th to 13th centuries) when these refined paintings were endorsed and collected by the royal families of China. To perfect this style, the gongbi artists must totally commit themselves to these techniques. Only the wealthy could afford such artists. This style of art was accomplished in secret in royal palaces and private homes.


During the 'Qianlong period' 乾隆年间 of the 'Qing Dynasty' 清朝(1636-1912), "gongbi painting" was formally proposed as a standardized painting category concept.




Semi-Cursive Script/行书

traditional Chinese:行書; simplified Chinese: 行书; pinyin: xíng shū,


Semi-cursive script,  also known as running hand script, is a style of calligraphy which emerged in China during the Han dynasty. The style is used to write Chinese characters and is abbreviated slightly where a character’s strokes are permitted to be visibly connected as the writer writes, but not to the extent of the cursive style.[2] This makes the style easily readable by readers who can read regular script and quickly writable by calligraphers who require ideas to be written down quickly. Chinese calligraphy is written using the ' Four Treasure of the Study ' 文房四宝, the writing brush, ink, ink stone and paper.


The style has its origin in ' the end of Eastern Han dynasty ' 东汉末年. One of the most notable calligraphers who used this style was ' Wang Xizhi ' 王羲之, known for his work ' Preface to the Orchid Pavilion Collection ' (Lantingji Xu兰亭集序), produced in 353 CE. This work remains highly influential in China, as well as outside of China where calligraphy using Chinese characters are still in practice, such as Japan and Korea.[3]




Wang Xi Zhi / 王羲之

[wǎŋ ɕí.ʈʂɻ̩́];Chinese: 王羲之; 303–361


Wang Xi Zhi was a Chinese calligrapher, politician, and writer in the ' Eastern Jin dynasty ' 东晋. He was best known for his ' mastery of Chinese calligraphy ' 书圣. Wang is sometimes regarded as the greatest Chinese calligrapher in Chinese history, and was a master of all forms of Chinese calligraphy, especially the running script. Furthermore, he is known as one of the ' Four Talented Calligraphers ' 古代书家四賢 in Chinese calligraphy.[1]

' Emperor Taizong of Tang ' 唐太祖 admired his works so much that the original ' Preface to the Poems Composed at the Orchid Pavilion ' (or Lanting Xu 兰亭集序) was said to be buried with the emperor in his mausoleum.






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