An Exhibition in the Heart of the Forbidden City

An Exhibition in the Heart of the Forbidden City
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Over 200 paintings, seals and literary works by the artist Qi Baishi in an exhibition subdivided in four sections - Diligence Rewarded by the Heavens, Dreaming of Home, Increase of Ambition with Age and The Art of Seal Engraving. Exploration and innovation, guided by the rigour he demonstrated in moments of greatest difficulty, were fundamental themes throughout the arc of the life of Qi, providing fertile terrain for the this affirmation of his art. The subjects of the works of Qi Baishi, plants and animals, represent the philosophical world, impregnated with an understanding of temporal questions of the widest breadth. An emotional focus of Chinese art where creatures express the interior world. Elements that vividly emerge in the painting The Ignoble Life of Grass (Caojian Touhuo), where the author expresses his sentiments regarding life in a chaotic world. While Oil Lamp and Moth (Youdeng Feie) reveals the profound compassion Qi Baishi felt for weaker creatures.

Chiara Vedovetto - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing