Portrait of Xi Shi
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Giclée art print on German made rice paper.
About the Artwork：
Portrait of Xi Shi, 2023. Chen Xiaoping. Ink on rice paper.
Xi Shi (西施) is celebrated as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. Her beauty was so legendary that it was said "fish would be so dazzled they would forget to swim and sink away from the surface" upon seeing her reflection.
Hailing from the state of Yue during the Spring and Autumn period, Xi Shi's story is intertwined with political intrigue and warfare. According to historical records and tales, during a war between the states of Yue and Wu, King Goujian of Yue devised a plan to defeat the powerful state of Wu. Xi Shi was chosen for her unparalleled beauty and sent to the court of King Fuchai of Wu as a tribute. Her presence and allure so entranced King Fuchai that he began to neglect state affairs, ultimately leading to the downfall of the state of Wu and its subsequent conquest by Yue.
Xi Shi's tale, beyond her beauty, touches on themes of loyalty, strategy, and sacrifice. Throughout Chinese history, her story has inspired countless poets, playwrights, and artists, making her a timeless figure in Chinese culture.
About the Artist：
Chen Xiaoping stands out as a renowned artist, celebrated for her profound expertise in the realms of oil painting, traditional Chinese painting, and calligraphy. Twice she has been honored with the prestigious award for the "Most Outstanding Visual Artist" by the Governor of CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Furthermore, Chen has secured the gold prize on two occasions at the "NTD Global Realism Oil Painting Competition". Her solo exhibitions have been held multiple times, showcasing her deep mastery over her craft. Several of her remarkable pieces are now part of the permanent collection at the Saipan National Museum. Chen Xiaoping's works not only capture the essence of the subject but also reflect a harmonious blend of Eastern and Western artistry.
Made in USA
Museum-Quality Giclee Art Print
• Natural white, matte, acid and lignin-free archival rice paper.
Frame and Mounting
• Handcrafted solid wood frames: Made from premium solid wood , each frame is both durable and elegant, designed to perfectly accentuate the artwork.
•Double mats: Enhancing depth and significantly make the artwork pop, elevating its visual impact.
• Shatter resistant plexiglass (acrylic glass) front: Crystal clear acrylic glass offers superior clarity, protection against dust, and is shatter resistant.
•Ready-to-hang : Each frame comes ready-to-hang with pre-installed hanging nails and steel wire, making wall mounting much easier.
Shipping and Delivery
• Print only without frame: Ships within 7 days. Worldwide shipping.
• Hanging Scroll: Ships within 30 days. Worldwide shipping.
• Wood Framing: Ships within 14 days. Shipping within the United States only.For expedited shipping, please contact customer service.