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One of the most well-known contemporary Chinese painters – Qibaishi and his Shrimp Paintings

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Qi Baishi (齊白石, 1864-1957) Qi Baishi was one of the most beloved and well-known Chinese artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. The subjects of his paintings include almost everything, Qi Baishi is particularly known for painting shrimps. His original name is Qi Huang (齊璜) and style name Weiqing (渭清). Some of Qi’s major influences […]

Zhang Daqian – The Chinese Picasso – Signature “Splash Painting” Mountains and landscape

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Zhang Daqian or Chang Dai-chien (Chinese: 张大千, 10 May 1899 – 2 April 1983) was one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century. Originally known as a guohua (traditionalist) painter, by the 1960s he was also renowned as a modern impressionist and expressionist painter. In addition, he is regarded as […]

Learn how to paint KOI fish and Gold fish in Chinese Painting

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Koi fish symbolism (pronounced coy fish) is common in both Chinese culture and feng shui, depicted on artwork, clothing, tattoos, and even with live fish used in landscape design. By knowing the koi meaning and long history, you can more easily understand why people revere this beautiful fish so deeply. Koi are an ancient and […]

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