He is also known as Donggou Laoren, Shi Toutuo, Diesou, Xihu Waishi. Lan Ying was a famous Chinese painter of landscapes, human figures, flowers and birds. He studied the masters of the Yuan and Wu schools, and is considered by Chinese art critics to be the last of the professional painters working in the tradition of the Zhe school. This piece is also signed. Lan Ying and includes his seals.
The scroll measures 63 inches by 17.7. Lan Ying artworks are sought after by Museums, Institutions, Corporations, Colleges, and private collectors around the world. If you have any questions feel free to ask, I will do my best to answer. When someone tells you to look at a painting, I'll bet you think of an image on the wall. But in Chinese art, the tradition of scroll painting presents a painting in a different way.The image is painted on a roll of paper or silk and unrolled for viewing. There are two types of scroll painting: handscrolls and hanging, or landscape, scrolls. Neither stays on the wall all the time. The scrolls are lightweight and mobile, and meant to be enjoyed for a while and then put away, to be brought back out and viewed on special occasions.
Each scroll is mounted on a wooden roller with a protective silk wrapper around the outside, and stored in a special wooden box. When you want to view one, you unroll it by hand while it's flat on a table.
The image, which often involves a scene or story, unfolds before you. Think of it as an illustrated book that tells a story as the pages are turned. Unlike hand scrolls, hanging or landscape scrolls tend to be vertical. They are unrolled, can be hung on a wall and viewed all at one time.But they are still lightweight, portable and on the same silk or paper as handscrolls. Chinese scroll painting is a very old art. The earliest known works were done thousands of years ago, and the idea might have originated with painted banners meant to hang in tombs.
Artists at first used inks. Then the practice of wash painting, meaning brush or watercolor painting, was invented during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) and further developed during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279). Artists used fine brushes and water-based inks or paints, made by hand from pigments (dry materials like minerals that provide color) that the artists ground themselves. Common themes on scroll paintings tend to be landscapes (including natural features like mountains and cities), people, and birds in floral settings. The item "Antique Lan Ying Chinese Scroll Painting of Scholar In Mountain Landscape" is in sale since Sunday, December 13, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Paintings & Scrolls". The seller is "arle_gros" and is located in Lomita, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.