Houses in Suzhou
This Chinese silk embroidery depicts a serene and minimalist scene of buildings typical in Suzhou China. The hand embroidered painting is dominated by a white background to emphasize other elements. There are some bare trees with thin trunks and branches, adorned with small red blossoms or leaves scattered throughout. Traditional buildings are visible in the upper part of the embroidered painting; it has a dark roof and white walls. Below the trees, there are two pieces of outdoor furniture - a chair and a table - suggesting an outdoor setting. The overall mood of the embroidery painting is peaceful and calm, evoking feelings of solitude or quiet reflection.
It is all hand embroidered with fine silk threads by embroidery artists from Su Embroidery Studio in Suzhou, China.
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This abstract silk embroidery, reproduced from Wu Guanzhong's painting, captures a serene and minimalist scene that invites contemplation. The dominant feature of the painting is a pristine white background, serving as an artistic choice to accentuate other elements in the composition. Five bare trees take center stage, each characterized by thin trunks and branches adorned with sporadic red blossoms or leaves, adding subtle hints of color.
Towards the upper part of the embroidery painting, traditional houses emerge with a dark roofs and white walls. This architectural element contributes to the overall composition, suggesting a harmonious blend of nature and man-made structures. Below the trees, two pieces of outdoor furniture—an inviting chair and a table—further enhance the sense of an outdoor setting, providing a tranquil space for contemplation.
The overall mood of the painting is one of peace and calmness, evoking a sense of solitude and quiet reflection. The use of silk embroidery in this piece adds a layer of intricacy and detail to the composition. This unique hand embroidery technique employs long and short stitches to create exquisite works of art on silk fabric.