Zijia zaogao: Beijing Huayuan cang Qi Baishi huagao [The Paintings and Sketches of Qi Baishi in the Collection of Beijing Huayuan]
7 x 9.25", Fascicle One, 231 pp., Fascicle Two, 271 pp., color plates, text in Chinese, cloth, closure handles, Nanning, 2014.
This set of book includes 2 fascicles, featuring around 400 drawings and sketches of Qi Baishi collected at Beijing Huayuan. Many of these are doodle images that he practiced and later transmitted to his fine paintings. Some are painted by him, others are in his collection. This book offers a rare chance to observe the Chinese practice of fenben (drafts) and its relationship to finished artworks.