Chinese brush painting (sumi-e) in Brighton, UK
This is an original Chinese painting, or sumi-e art in another word of ink plum blossom. Hand painted on Xuan rice paper in freshly ground natural ink.
Signed, dated and stamped with stone seals carved by myself which one bears my name, and others are best wishes and meditation.
Painted in my home studio, Plum Blossom Ink Art.
This was inspired by Yuan dynasty artist Wang Mian's ink plum blossom painting style.
I have also added a calligraphy artwork which is in Lishu ancient script. It is a poem also created by the same artist.
Wang Mian(1287–1359)王冕 is a famous painter and poet in Yuan Dynasty.
"The head tree in our washing ink-stone pond, blossoming with light ink marks. The blossoms don't ask people for praising the color, but just leave the fresh air to fill the universe."
The poet praises Momei(Ink plum blossom) for not asking for praise, but only willing to leave a fragrance to the world. In fact, he uses Mei (plum blossom)to describe himself to express his attitude towards life and his noble sentiment of not flattering the world.
In ancient time, people read from right to left, from top to bottom. So above are the meaning for the 4 columns from right to left.
The 5th column is the name of the poet Wang Mian, and the name of the poem Momei(ink Plum Bloom).
The poem was originally written on a painting of plum blossoms. Wang Mian has a soft spot for plum blossoms and focuses on painting plums. He grows plum blossoms, draws plum blossoms, and writes plum blossoms. He has placed his infinite feelings on each plum blossom, and from this he has created a large number of plum blossom paintings and plum blossom poems.
"Mo Mei“ style of painting is made of light ink. Although the appearance is not delicate and gorgeous, it has the inner temperament of integrity. In this style, the plum blossoms present different postures and charms, the techniques of painting plum blossoms are becoming more and more beautiful.
The column on the left is the date of 2022, spring, and my signature in Chinese.
This is NOT a print, this is my original artwork.
✨A perfect gift for yourself if you love nature especially blossoms! Or for your lovely ones.❤️
Painting area 680mm x 300mm
Framing: This original art work now has been bespoke framed with oak solid wood, and real glass.
*Framed: Bespoke framed in oak wooden frame
760mm x 380mm after framed
Packaging: the artwork will be sent in a big box with protective materials and cardboard.
Delivery: free in the UK. Please allow 5-7 days. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about shipping costs for international delivery.
Gift options: if you are sending the artwork to someone else as a gift, please email me at email@example.com to let me know. I will wrap it beautifully before dispatch.