Duck and LotusArtist(s)Gao QipeiArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1690-1734Medium & Supportink on paperDimensions
47 13/16 in x 24 9/16 in (121.44 cm x 62.39 cm)Subject matter
Gao Qipei was an accomplished painter with an unusual technique: instead of using a brush, he painted with his fingertips, nails, palms, and the backs of his hands. The lively execution, harmonious washes, and untrammeled, variegated effects—impossible to achieve with a brush—demonstrate Gao’s consummate skill in finger painting.Physical Description
In this large scroll Gao depicts a duck swimming among aquatic plants in the shade of a cluster of lotus.Primary Object Classification Painting Primary Object Typehanging scrollCollection AreaAsianRights
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