A mocking bird stands on the bamboo attentively looking far into distance and enjoying this snowy winter together with its friend bamboo.
Bamboo's long life makes it a Chinese symbol of longevity. In Chinese culture, the bamboo, plum blossom, orchid, and chrysanthemum are collectively referred to as the Four Gentlemen. These four plants also represent the four seasons and, in Confucian ideology, four aspects of the junzi("prince" or "noble one"). The pine , the bamboo, and the plum blossom are also admired for their perseverance under harsh conditions, and are together known as the "Three Friends of Winter" in Chinese culture.
Bamboo, one of the “Four Gentlemen” (bamboo, orchid, plum blossom and chrysanthemum), plays such an important role in traditional Chinese culture that it is even regarded as a behavior model of the gentleman. As bamboo has some features such as uprightness, tenacity and hollow heart, people endow bamboo with integrity, elegance and plainness, though it is not physically strong. Ancient Chinese poets wrote countless poems to praise bamboo, but actually they were truly talking about people like bamboo and express their understanding of what a real gentleman should be like.
Symbols of authenticity
Standard will be legal name signature seal and signature included in the painting. Every painting will be customized for you. So I can include more sentence in the painting, including the annotation and two more seals - my artistic name seal and free seal. Those are free of charge.
The annotation contains Chinese Lunar year and artist real name in writing - Each painting is customized. The annotation will be changed based on the painting completion date.
Condition: What to expect an Original Chinese Painting
The painting is not mounted or framed. The painting is in excellent condition but I need to let you know below fact to avoid any misunderstanding:
The painting will be folded and securely sealed in water proofed protection. Because of the thinness of Shuan Paper, when you open the package, you will see some folds and hairline creases. Once the painting is mounted properly, the fold lines will be gone completely.
Paper and Ink