Narcissus

Qi Baishi's 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.Like many Shanghai artists, Qi Baishi often painted auspicious flowers. This painting is one of Qi's typical paintings embodying auspiciousness. The character for 'narcissus' is similar to that of a 'fairy' or 'immortal' conveying good fortune and prosperity. The seal on this painting declares the narcissus as the immortal amongst flowers and plants.

Artist Name
Qi Baishi
Date/Period
Early 19th-mid 20th century
Region
China
Dimension
Image size: L:68 cm x W:34 cm, Image size: L:197 cm x W:50 cm
Accession No.
2000-07896
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

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