Past Exhibitions

Feature Exhibition
Qi Baishi: Master of Modern Chinese Painting
"Flowers and Trees"
January 30, 2019 - March 17, 2019

The Chinese painter Qi Baishi (1864–1957), known for his clean ink lines and simple colors, has risen in recent years to extraordinary international prominence and popularity. This exhibition, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and China, features masterworks from the Beijing Art Academy, to which the artist's family donated many works, together with significant paintings from the Kyoto National Museum's Suma Collection, which have long been preserved in Japan. This is a rare opportunity for visitors to view some of Qi Baishi's greatest works from leading collections in both countries.

The exhibition has two installations:
Part I: January 30-February 24, 2019
Part II: February 26-March 17, 2019

Flowers and Trees: Qi Baishi's Grand Beginnings

While working as a craftsman, Qi Baishi delighted his patrons by coming up with new patterns for traditional motifs such as plum blossoms, orchids, bamboo, and chrysanthemums. Later, he continued to hone his technique through tireless efforts in studying painting manuals, copying paintings from bygone eras, and sketching from nature. As a result, his flowers and trees became even more stunning with bright colors, vibrant splashes of ink, and fluid brushwork.

Other Galleries

Feature Exhibition
Qi Baishi: Master of Modern Chinese Painting
【Gallery 2F-2】"Birds and Animals," "Insects"
【Gallery 2F-3】"Insects," "Fish and Shrimp," "Landscapes"
【Gallery 2F-4】"Landscapes," "Gods and Human Figures," "Calligraphy and Seals," "Study"

Related Exhibition
【Gallery 2F-5】Masterworks of Qi Baishi from the Suma Collection

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