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Qi Baishi’s “Mysterious East”

The show “Qi Baishi. The Mysterious East”, exhibits 126 valuable paintings from his long artistic journey, highlighting his favourite themes, as well as his meticulous attention to detail.

Qi Baishi’s “Mysterious East”

The show “Qi Baishi. The Mysterious East”, exhibits 126 valuable paintings from his long artistic journey, highlighting his favourite themes, as well as his meticulous attention to detail.

The Theoharakis Foundation in collaboration with the Fine Arts Academy of Beijing and the Greek-Chinese Association of Economic and Cultural Development, presents the work of the great Chinese painter Qi Baishi. The show “Qi Baishi. The Mysterious East”, exhibits 126 valuable paintings from his long artistic journey, highlighting his favourite themes, as well as his meticulous attention to detail. Born in 1863 into a poor agrarian family, his first contact with painting came when studying the “Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting” compiled during the early Qing Synasty. When in his 40’s, he devoted himself to art, depicting with his colourful brushwork the joy of life, as it was revealed to him in scenes with crickets and dragonflies, compositions with lotus flowers and peaches, as well as landscapes with wonderful gardens and imposing mountains. (Until 12/01/2020, B & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music).

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