Wisteria

Qi Baishi's (1864-1957) style defies categorisation. Compared to other contemporary Bejing painters Pu Ru (1896-1963) andChen Banding (1876-1970), his painting style remains individualistic. It stands out for its strong connection with folk art. His compositions are usually simple and possess a strong graphic quality. A symbol of spring, the wisteria is appreciated for its blossoms and dragon-like gnarls on its trunk. It was a favourite subject for artists such as Qi Baishi. He shows off his calligraphic skills in the rendition of the plant's twisted vines and tendrils.

Artist Name
Qi Baishi
Date/Period
Mid 20th century
Region
China
Dimension
Image size: L:228 cm x W:65 cm, Image size: L:94 cm x W:37 cm
Accession No.
2000-07900
Material
Chinese ink and colour on paper
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
From the Xiang Xue Zhuang Collection in memory of Dr Tan Tsze Chor
Category
Paintings