Blooming Flowers and Full Moons: The art of Qi Baishi Chinese Ink Painting held in Stockholm

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Qi Baishi is one of the most well-known and beloved artists in China. His art represents a cultural symbol of Chinese art. In commemoration of his 160th birthday, the Beijing Academy of Painting launched the global event "Commemorating Qi Baishi's 160th Birthday" from 2023 to 2024. From Sept 12 to Oct 27, 2023, the "Blooming Flowers and Full Moons: The art of Qi Baishi Chinese Ink Painting" will be held at the Stockholm Chinese Cultural Center.

 It was organized by the Stockholm Chinese Cultural Center, Beijing Academy of Painting, and China International Art Exhibition Co., Ltd., and presented by the Qi Baishi Art International Research Center and Beijing Zhongzhan Danqing Exhibition Co., Ltd.

This exhibition is an important part of the "Across the Miles - Mid-Autumn Activities" held by the Stockholm Chinese Cultural Center in 2023. The exhibition not only deepens people's understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture, but also promotes the sharing and exchange of international art and culture.

Qi Baishi was a legendary artist from the 19th to the 20th century and a pinnacle figure in the development of Chinese ink painting over a thousand years. He was a farmer, carpenter, poet, teacher, and ultimately a professional painter. He was awarded the "International Peace Prize" and the title of "People's Artist," making him a world-renowned master of art. Qi Baishi's rich and fascinating life is closely related to his personality and character of "disliking mediocrity."

The exhibition coincides with the traditional Chinese festival - the Mid-Autumn Festival. Therefore, the theme of this traveling exhibition is "Full Moon Blossoms," presenting an oriental art feast. Visitors can appreciate the ingenuity and true delight in the artworks, feel the beautiful wishes they contain, and enjoy the full moon together in this golden autumn.

During the exhibition, there will also be a series of lectures and experiential activities related to Qi Baishi's art. Visitors can immerse themselves in the charm of traditional Chinese culture, such as visits to "Qi Baishi's Studio," observing the creative process, using Chinese painting tools, and experiencing the unique texture of brush, ink, paper, and inkstone, as well as the artistic expression logic and aesthetic taste of Chinese painting.

The traveling exhibition will continue until Oct  27th, allowing Swedish audiences to appreciate the art masterpieces of Qi Baishi and encounter this extraordinary Chinese art giant, embracing the profound and vast Chinese culture.

To book a visit, please contact:
Västra Trädgårdsgatan 2, Stockholm