WHEN MULBERRY FIELDS BECOME OCEANS: THE EIGHT IMMORTALS, WANG QI, AND THE 1928 PORCELAIN INDUSTRY IN JINGDEZHEN – TAASA Review March 2022
Yuexiu Shen I rode a phoenix to the heavens in the morning; when I returned in the evening, the mulberry field had already been turned into an ocean. Wang Qi (1884-1937) on the Eight Immortals, transl.
by author I n 1978, the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) acquired a set of four large porcelain panels painted by the Chinese artist Wang Qi.
Set in elaborately carved wooden frames, the porcelain paintings each depicts two of the Eight Immortals (baxian) and display poetry and Wang Qi’s seals...