Qi Baishi (1863-1957) Fishes

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Lot 5
Qi Baishi (1863-1957)
Fishes

Sold for HK$ 1,024,000 (US$ 131,043) inc. premium
Qi Baishi (1863-1957)
Fishes
Ink and colour on paper, framed
Inscribed and signed Qi Baishi, with one seal of the artist
104cm x 34.5cm (40¾in x 13½in).

Footnotes

  • 齊白石 魚 水墨紙本 鏡框

    款識:杏子塢老民齊白石,年八十亖歲時居京華畫。
    鈐印:白石翁

    Provenance 來源:
    Christie's Hong Kong, 29 November 2011, lot 1964

    Qi Baishi was perhaps one of the most well-known artists in Chinese paintings of the twentieth century, most noted for his whimsical and often playful renderings in ink and colour on paper. Born to a normal peasant household from Xiangtan, Hunan province, he was a self-taught painter who travelled to portray scenic areas in China in his forties, before finally gaining recognition after settling in Beijing in 1917.

    The current lot draws inspiration from the works and styles of the famous Qing Dynasty painter, Bada Shanren (born Zhu Da, circa 1626-1705). However, Qi Baishi implements his own technical twist of elegant simplicity to represent the natural beauty of his living subjects.

    齊白石畫魚雖出自於八大山人,但少了魚之「白眼對青天」的冷逸與憤世,多了一份簡單撲拙,清新明朗的感覺,表達了他對自然和生活的熱衷。畫中有八尾魚,除了三尾大魚的背鰭和尾鰭,餘皆墨色多淡,濃淡幾筆就能把魚兒在水中暢遊的情景描繪得生動傳神。此外,畫左中部分的一尾小魚逆向而遊,更添生趣盎然之感。

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  • 請留意此拍品的款識應為「杏子塢老民齊白石,年八十亖歲時居京華畫」。
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