Friday, January 18, 2013

On Trailing Beijing #12: Ji Bai She

Look who we came across while we were busy getting lost in the Hutongs around Hou Hai 后海?

It's non other than one of the leading Chinese Painting aritst - 齐百石! (pronounced: Ji Bai She)

No, I don't really know how to appreciate paintings. I would probably say, "wow it looks real" at most. But according to my friend, this gentleman is one of the leading artiste in calligraphy painting in the whole of China. And his paintings could fetch up to hundreds of thousands!

But that's of course after he reunited with the Gods.

I found out that he actually drew 10 prawns to Chairman Mao before, spontaneously!

1 Jujus:

Small Kucing said...

Me too doesnt know how to appreciate these painting. Maybe Twilight Man knows