Qi Baishi (1877-1957) is considered one of the great Chinese Painters. His parents were poor and lived by cultivating rice, his mothers savings paid for one year of formal education when he was 8. At the age of 16 he started to be a carpenter, on reaching the age of 27 he began to be taught painting, calligraphy and literature. This was obviously a person of great talent. Unusual for his time his paintings contain no western influences although his Chinese style was considered innovative. He painted from nature, animals, insects, flowers and mountains. Every brush stroke was there for a purpose and he never stopped learning throughout his life. A true polymath. His famous saying is: "The excellence of a painting lies in its being alike, yet unlike. Too much likeness flatters the vulgar taste; too much unlikeness deceives the world." Association.
Wu Zuoren Xiangtan white stone park. Five big Qi Baishi stone statue lively represent the life and tremendous works of Qi Baishi
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