Shrimps

Qi Baishi's (1864-1957) style defies categorisation. His style stood out for its strong connection with folk art. His compositions are usually simple and possess a strong graphic quality. Besides flowers and still life, Qi also painted landscapes and many small creatures such as frogs, rats and insects. Qi's impoverished and humble beginnings allowed him to identify with the seemingly weak and small. Painting shrimps is considered one of Qi's fortes. Here, layered monochromes show his mastery of ink application. Shapes and lines are clearly defined as seen in the shrimps' bodies and feelers.

Artist Name
Qi Baishi
Date/Period
1940
Region
China
Dimension
Image size: L:204 cm x W:64 cm, Image size: L:100 cm x W:35 cm
Accession No.
2000-07899
Material
Chinese ink on paper
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
From the Xiang Xue Zhuang Collection in memory of Dr Tan Tsze Chor
Category
Paintings