Iris in Rock
Crafted in the tradition of Lang Shining's painting, this Chinese silk embroidery stands as a splendid homage to the esteemed artist's legacy. Giuseppe Castiglione, an Italian Jesuit lay brother known as Lang Shining, left an indelible mark on Chinese art during the Qing Dynasty by seamlessly melding Western and Chinese artistic elements.
The silk embroidery painting showcases a vibrant blue iris flowers against a light background. The artwork is hand embroidered on a silk canvas, giving it a delicate and refined appearance. A prominent blue iris flower with intricate details stands out in the composition, surrounded by buds and leaves. There is also a red flower with green leaves near the bottom of the image, adding contrast to the scene. A large brown rock or mountain formation occupies the right side of the embroidery painting, providing a natural backdrop for the flowers. The background is light-colored, allowing the vivid colors of the flowers and leaves to pop. Three red seals are visible on the left side of the embroidery artwork; these are typically used to identify the creator or collector of the orginal painting.
It is all hand embroidered with fine silk threads by embroidery artists from Su Embroidery Studio in Suzhou, China.
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This Chinese silk embroidery, inspired by Lang Shining's painting, stands as a magnificent representation of the artist's profound influence during the Qing Dynasty. Giuseppe Castiglione, known as Lang Shining, brought together Western and Chinese artistic elements, leaving an enduring legacy in the realm of Chinese art.
Set against a light background, this silk embroidery painting showcases a vibrant bouquet of flowers with meticulous hand embroidery on a delicate silk canvas. The intricate details and refined craftsmanship lend an air of sophistication to the composition. A prominent blue iris flower takes center stage, its petals intricately depicted and commanding attention amidst buds and leaves. At the bottom of the image, a red flower with green leaves adds a striking contrast, contributing to the overall visual richness.
A large brown rock or mountain formation occupies the right side of the embroidery painting, serving as a natural backdrop that complements the floral elements. The light-colored background allows the vivid colors of the flowers and leaves to pop, creating a harmonious balance within the composition. Three red seals on the left side of the artwork, a hallmark of Chinese paintings, typically identify the creator or collector of the original piece, adding a touch of historical significance.
This silk embroidery pays homage to Lang Shining's artistic legacy by encapsulating the essence of his fusion of Western and Chinese artistic elements. The delicate portrayal of the vibrant flowers against a light backdrop, coupled with the presence of the distinctive red seals, invites viewers to appreciate the rich tapestry of cultural influences in this exquisite piece.