A hutong is the typical building of old Beijing. They are beautiful and quiet, and a reflection of traditional culture. 

However, along with the pace of modernization, many old hutongs have vanished in the past 15 years, and the old flavor of Beijing is gone.

Maybe, 10 years later, they will disappear from the world, with only an impression left. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to its size, this painting will ship from the artist's studio in China un-stretched and rolled in a tube. The detail images are just to give a sense of how the work will look as a finished piece.

- Yuan Hua Jia

Morning No. 2

Acrylic painting on unstretched canvas

Signed on front

35.4" h x 47.2" w 
4 lbs. 6 oz.



Yuan Hua Jia
Beijing, China

Getting to Know Yuan Hua

Before becoming an artist, Yuan Hua Jia worked as a computer programmer for many famous companies in China. After 15 years, Yuan needed a change, and fortuitously, happened to fall in love with an artist. “We paint together, learn from each other, and share the happiness that art brings to us.” At first Yuan was not sure what to paint, until an early morning walk through the ruins of a nearby hutong. One year earlier, there had been a venerably ancient courtyard, but on that day only a broken gate stood among the mass of rubble. Yuan’s heart was deeply touched with feelings of sadness. His work strives to tell the story of how rapid modernization is encroaching upon traditional Chinese culture.