Qi Baishi's oeuvre
Updated: 2014-03-23 11:32
Beijing Fine Art Academy's museum boasts many works by Qi Baishi (1864-1957), the Chinese painting master, ranging from his ink-and-wash works to calligraphy and seals. Among them the collection of Qi's original manuscripts is unparalleled in terms of cultural value, academic integrity and completeness of their categories. The exhibition enriches people's understanding of Qi's art philosophy by displaying his diaries, letters, poems and notes, along with his artworks.
It also shows for the first time a set of 12 paintings of Chinese zodiac animals, which Guan Weishan, a friend of Qi, collected and donated to the academy. The subject was a rarity of Qi's oeuvre that mostly feature mountains and water, flowers and birds, and figures.
9 am-5 pm, until April 8. Art Museum of Beijing Fine Art Academy, Courtyard 12, Chaoyang Gongyuan Nan Lu (Road), Beijing. 010-6502-5171.