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Studies of master Qi Baishi to intensified, calls academy's annual conference

By Lin Qi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-12-04 14:44

Study of Qi Baishi (Volume 11), a new book of Beijing Fine Art Academy. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Established in 1957, Beijing Fine Art Academy boasts a rich and quality collection of works of ink art master Qi Baishi, who was the institution's first and only honorary director. The academy has been committed to the research of classic Chinese painting and especially, Qi's art.

Recently the academy released its three new books, published by Guangxi Normal University Press, Study of Qi Baishi (Volume 11), Ten Talks About Poems of Qi Baishi and Study of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy (Volume 3).

The books were launched at the academy's annual academic conference on Dec 1-2 at which, attendants reviewed the work of the academy over the past year and discussed the future celebration of the 160th anniversary of Qi's birth next year.

Earlier this year, the academy launched a series of events, including touring exhibitions and lectures at home and abroad, as a warmup of the celebrations in 2024. New year will be marked with a rich program with a focus on the influence of Qi especially worldwide, and how to utilize Qi's art as a major channel to spread widely the charm of Chinese ink tradition.

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