Qi Baishi (1863-1957) Insects

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Lot 503
Qi Baishi (1863-1957)
Insects

Sold for HK$ 210,000 (US$ 26,823) inc. premium
Qi Baishi (1863-1957)
Insects
Originally nine leaves, ink and colour on paper, now framed and glazed as one painting
Variously signed Qi Huang, Lao Ping, Xingziwu Laomin, Baishi Shanweng, Baishi Laoren or Baishi, each with one or two seals of the artist
19cm x 9.5cm (7½in x 3¾in) each. ((9).).

Footnotes

  • 齊白石 工筆草蟲 設色紙本九張 鏡框

    款識:1. 三百石印富翁齊璜 2.杏子塢老民 3.白石
    4. 三百石印富翁齊璜 5.齊璜制 6.白石山翁
    7.老萍 8.齊璜 9.白石老人
    鈐印:萍翁(二印)、齊大(八印)、借山翁(五印)、木人

    注:白石老人特殊的鄉間生活經歷為他的藝術創作提供了豐富的題材, 童年牧牛砍柴的勞動生活, 培養了他對大自然的情感和對生靈萬物的關愛。在他的筆下, 一草一葉總關情, 春花秋蟲皆入畫。 草蟲是白石老人少年生活熟悉和喜愛的對象之一, 自他幼年於私塾讀書的時候就開始畫蟲, 他自己曾回憶: 「自少年時取草蟲籠觀之, 窮晝夜不厭, 又恐其神之不完也, 復就草地之間觀之, 於是始得其天。 」

    白石老人畫草蟲非常注重實際觀察和寫生, 時常仔細察看草蟲的特徵、生長和運動規律, 甚至撲捉草蟲, 用針固定, 做直接寫生, 完全不同於古代畫家的「輕描淡寫」, 不求形似, 而力求造型精準, 兼具生動傳神。 傳說他當時畫的蝗蟲, 擲在地上可以引來群雞競趨撲啄, 可見極為逼真。 這也是齊白石在初到北京, 雖其寫意畫受到冷遇的同時, 其工筆草蟲畫仍然大受歡迎(客有求畫工致草蟲者眾)的原因之一。

    齊白石一生畫作以萬計, 按類別來算寫意花鳥最多, 山水、人物和工筆草蟲則較少。 他畫工筆草蟲的時間, 大約始於十九世紀八十年代(三十歲左右), 止於上世紀三十年代初(七十歲左右)。 其中四十歲以後的草蟲用工最勤, 畫的最多, 這時的工筆草蟲已經走向成熟; 大約從1928年至三十年代初(七十歲左右, 由於視力和寫意畫已經在北京走紅的原因, 齊白石的工筆草蟲就畫的很少了。 從上世紀三十年代直到五十年代初, 齊白石陸續為其四十至六十多歲之前的工筆草蟲補寫意景並題款。 因此, 坊間所見齊白石的工筆草蟲畫通常為三種形式: 1.全部以工筆畫蟲與景; 2.工筆畫草蟲加寫意補景; 3.只畫工筆草蟲並題款。

    是次拍品一套九張, 分別以工筆畫出蟬、蝴蝶、蝗蟲、蚱蜢、蜻蜓、螳螂、蟋蟀和紡織娘等八種不同的昆蟲。畫家以細筆勾勒結合乾擦明暗渲染, 草蟲的身體細節、肌肉的質感、翅膀的透明度和腿的軟硬度都表現的自然清晰, 其用筆嫻熟精準, 應為白石老人四十歲後的作品; 而每只昆蟲寫於獨立的小張宣紙上, 只有題款並無寫景, 或為他當年直接寫生, 日後尚未能補景而流出之作。
Qi Baishi (1863-1957) Insects
Qi Baishi (1863-1957) Insects
Qi Baishi (1863-1957) Insects
Qi Baishi (1863-1957) Insects
Qi Baishi (1863-1957) Insects
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