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Frontiers in Art Research, 2020, 2(9); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2020.020907.

Analysis on the Formal Language of Sha Qi's Oil Painting


Ming Lin

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Ming Lin

Academy of Fine Arts, Taizhou College of Nanjing Normal University, Taizhou 225300, China


In the first half of the twentieth century, Qi Sha recommended by Xu Beihong to study oil painting in Belgium, and was influenced by European classicism, impressionism, fauvism, expressionism and other styles of painting. Qi Sha has well absorbed the expressions of these Western genres, and carried out natural integration and innovation in his unique artistic life, forming the eye-catching form language of Shashi oil painting. Starting from Qi Sha’s life experience and his artistic development, this paper studies the basic formal language of oil paintings during his student years, his explorations after returning to China and breakthroughs in his later years, and analyzes the significance of Qi Sha’s oil paintings to the development of modern freehand oil painting in China.


Qi sha, Oil painting, Formal language, Expressionism

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Ming Lin. Analysis on the Formal Language of Sha Qi's Oil Painting. Frontiers in Art Research (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 9: 28-36. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2020.020907.


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