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6" x 8" Framed Acrylic Painting on Paper of a Red Snuff Bottle with a Symbol for Joy

6" x 8" Framed Acrylic Painting on Paper of a Red Snuff Bottle with a Symbol for Joy

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 8 Inches
  • Width: 6 Inches
  • Materials: acrylic, paper, wood molding, matt, glass
  • Favorited by: 4 people
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When I was a graduate student at the Beijing Central Art Academy many years ago, I studied an ancient form of Chinese calligraphy call “zhuan,” or seal script. It is the calligraphy found in inscriptions on ancient bronze vessels and also used by artists even to this day in the carving of stone seals to print on paintings or works of calligraphy. The writing is not only beautiful for its proximity to pictographs, but meaningful as well. Zhuan was once thought to be a magic language, the printed words causing what they mean to actually come to pass. In my series of acrylic paintings of imaginary bottles, I made prints on zhuan calligraphy on them from my own carvings. Each bottle is named for the meaning of the word printed on its surface.This painting is called “Small Bottle Joy” It is just three inches by four and a half inches. Acrylic on paper. Comes matted and framed behind glass in a recycled frame.

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  • Nicole Jon Sievers Mar 16, 2016
    5 out of 5 stars
  • RoxanaG Dec 3, 2015
    5 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful. I'm very happy with your wonderful artwork! Traditional but better :-)
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  • Khocoachanel Nov 3, 2014
    5 out of 5 stars
    Even though by etsy standards, this painting seems costly to me for a work so small, I am totally delighted with it and obviously was OK to pay the price to secure the piece. I think it's incredibly imaginative and I particularly love the background and how it makes the lavender dog just pop. I also appreciate the artist's mission to do a painting a day for the entire time those miners in Chili were trapped underground. This is one of that series and, to me, there's a haunting quality to it that reflects that agenda. Most likely, if I see another small painting in that series that attracts me as strongly as this one did, I will buy it as well!
    Even though by etsy standards, this painting seems costly to me for a work so small, I am totally delighted with it and obviously was OK to pay the price to secure the piece. I think it's incredibly imaginative and I particularly love the background and how it makes the lavender dog just pop. I also appreciate the artist's mission to do a painting a day for the entire time those miners in Chili were trapped underground. This is one of that series and, to me, there's a haunting quality to it that reflects that agenda. Most likely, if I see another small painting in...
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  • kathleen spadaro Sep 15, 2014
    5 out of 5 stars
    This is the 6th piece I've purchased. Absolutely love it. The detail is unbelievable.
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