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Chinese Ink and Color on Silk Shou dai Niao

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Chinese Ink and Color on Silk Shou dai Niao
The Art and Orchid Gallery's well done hand painted Shou dai Niao, or 'bird with long feathers', was painted on silk in China before 1980.[123A] The bird, perched on a bough of viburnum has a very long split tail like a flashy Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher but the colors of America's Eastern Bluebird.[143B] Birds with long tail feathers have been popular subjects for Chinese painting, and other arts, during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and were frequently exported during the 19th Century. The pictorial art is the most important branch of the Chinese arts. It is generally indigenous and expresses a point of view very different from that of Western painting. Writing and painting have very old common ancestry in China, to at least the Stone Age Longshan Culture (2600 B.C.)[16C, 73D] Paintings, like our Shou dai Niao with the Niao (bird) perpendicular to a crossing floral branch including signatures and script on the painting centuries old, are referenced.[1E, 122F] References available upon request. Our pictorial art is on silk, double matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging. Size: ~ 16" x 20"; Weight: 3 1/2 pounds;

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