Posted by Imperial Harvest on 24 September 2020
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The Imperial White Ink Stone is one of the most important Imperial Feng Shui treasures in our home collection. Since the Qing dynasty, the Imperial White Ink stone has been the preferred choice of Imperial Feng Shui treasure used to empower Chinese Emperors with grand benefactor support, authority and supreme wealth.
For home and business owners, the Imperial White Ink Stone also has the powerful ability to enhance the auspicious energy of one sector while countering three inauspicious sectors when it is installed in your home or commercial property.
Aside from its impressive Imperial Feng Shui prowess, the Imperial White Ink Stone demonstrates the legacy of Imperial Harvest’s design excellence and superior craftsmanship. The design inspiration of each Imperial White Ink Stone can be traced to the works of a legendary Chinese artist.
Qi Bai Shi was one of the most renowned and celebrated Chinese artists in modern history, his impressive list of accolades include “Outstanding Artist of the Chinese People”, “World Peace Prize” awarded by the World Peace Council and was selected as representative of the Chinese people at the National People’s Congress.
Despite his humble beginnings, his works now number amongst the most expensive ever sold at auction.
The subjects of his paintings include almost everything, his favourite subject to paint however, was shrimp, a challenging feat for many artists. Using swift, definite and spontaneous brush strokes, Qi Bai Shi was able to vividly capture the liveliness of shrimps in his paintings.
Today, his iconic ink wash shrimp paintings are synonymous with the artist himself, whenever art connoisseurs see an ink wash painting of shrimps, they are mostly likely to utter the name Qi Bai Shi.
Since his passing in 1957, the market for Qi Bai Shi’s paintings has made headlines in the art market, both for China and the world. In 2016, his works held the second position by value (third by number of lots sold) by auction. At the end of 2017, the art world was rocked by the news that one of his collections catapulted him into the ‘$100 Million Club’ by selling for $140.8 million (931.5 million yuan) at the Poly Auctions in Beijing, China.
The River of Treasures is the result of Master David’s careful observations on the nuances of Qi Bai Shi’s unique artistic styles.
The shrimp is a symbol of longevity and good fortunes and is associated with joy and happiness in Chinese culture. To convey this, Master David employed the techniques of “xie yi” (写意) with lively brush strokes and a playful tone.
Master David applied varying depths of brushstrokes and the combination of “gong bi” and “xie yi” techniques. Each stroke produced variations of tonality to replicate the life-like features of the shrimp, which formed the basis for the beautiful shadows of black and gray hues found in Qi Bai Shi’s Shrimp paintings.
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