On September 8, a high-profile art exhibition featuring bird-and-flower paintings by Qi Baishi and Huang Binhong opens at the Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou. The exhibition will run until October 18.
On the exhibition, there are around 170 bird-and-flower paintings created by the two prominent artists later in life, as well as their old photos, chronological tables, and art reviews.
Qi Baishi (1864-1957) was noted for the whimsical, often playful style of his watercolor works. His paintings took on a huge variety of subjects, including animals, scenery, figures, and vegetables. He was elected president of the China Artists Association in 1953. Huang Binhong (1865-1955) is considered one of the last innovators of literati-style paintings and is known for his landscape paintings.