A Chinese Ink and Color Scrolling Painting, Attribute to Wei Zixi. This art was consigned by a friend. We are not an expert and cant guarantee this art is original. Please view all pictures for an overall decision on the condition and if you have any questions please ask and I will answer as soon as possible. We can not guarantee the authenticity because Chinese or Asian art is usually copied from preexisting models or examples, the dating of such objects is often very difficult and opinions vary from one expert to the next.Antique Chinese Paintings and Scrolls. The earliest antique Chinese paintings date from the late 4th century and are a favorite among collectors. The paintings often portray landscapes, flowers, or scenes from nature, and are rolled around wooden spools rather than continuously hung up for viewing. The artists sign their creations by stamping it with their name in Chinese characters in red ink. Scroll painting is an art form practiced mainly in East Asia. There are two dominant forms: Chinese landscapes and Japanese pictorial storytelling art. The picture is generally painted on a long strip of silk or paper that is 10 to 15 inches long and up to 30 feet wide. It is meant to be viewed be unscrolling a two-feet section at a time. Chinese paintings are also made as narrow vertical scrolls for hanging on a wall. How do you hang a Chinese scroll painting? You can hang a long narrow painting by simply mounting a picture hanging hook, wall J-hook, or even a map tack on the wall at the appropriate height. The Chinese scroll can then be hung by its cord at the top.
Be aware that the J-hook adhesive can leave an imprint that lightens your wall color after removal. Be sure that the cord and upper bracing are secure. How do you read a Chinese scroll painting? Very often the paintings will be accompanied by Chinese calligraphy brushed onto the white space of the painting.
This is a poem by the artist complementing the landscape or picture. Ideally, you should obtain a translation of the calligraphy. How do you view a scroll painting?
A Chinese handscroll is a long horizontal strip of distinct scenes that are meant to be viewed from right to left while rolling and unrolling the scroll so that only two feet are visible at one time. Its similar to scenes along a journey or illustrated chapters of a story.
The scroll is kept rolled up and stored carefully when not viewed. How do you mount and hang Chinese silk paintings?
Chinese silk paintings can be mounted and framed for display on a wall. If the painting is only on rice paper, it should first be mounted on a backing of silk brocade. If its already on an existing scroll, the scroll ends of the silk brocade can be cut off and the entire painting framed under UV protective glass to protect any fragile paints or inks. Its relatively easy to hang a Chinese wall scroll painting.
The item "A Chinese Ink and Color Scrolling Painting, Wei Zixi (21#)" is in sale since Monday, February 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Paintings & Scrolls".The seller is "bitdefender2018" and is located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.