birds-of-paradise-by Qi Baishi an influential Chinese painter. Born to a peasant family from Xiangtan, Hunan, Qi became a carpenter at and learned to paint by himself. After he turned he traveled, visiting various scenic spots in China.
Morning Glory and Praying Mantis by Qi Baishi When Qi Baishi began to use black ink to paint leaves, Chinese ink painting circle was stunned. Only a genius would be bold enough to come up something like this.