Qi painted Lotus flower with cicada with great independence that few artists portray. He used swift, sure and spontaneous brush strokes to depict the nature and appearance of the lotus flower. It is imperative that Qi’s greatness in using a brush to draw swiftly thin lines that seem to mature with old age helped in designing lotus flower with cicada paint. Moreover, it is essential to note that Qi perfected his ability to use the brush in designing strokes that depict tiny shapes of flowers and insects during his old age. It is indispensable that Qi’s spontaneous ability to use brush effectively in making perfect thin strokes made him the most celebrated artist in China. He combines simplicity, forceful brush, and a strong sense of naivety to design the most powerful image of Lotus flower that gives the viewer a natural feeling.
In addition, Qi’s powerful use of the brush in painting tiny diagrams depicts the beautiful image of brown hairy nature of lotus seed like parts. He perfectly designs the brown hairy parts in such a manner that they reflect a mature flower. Qi then paints a tiny cicada insect on the surface of the brown hairy part, a design that gives the painting natural coexistence.
Lotus flower with cicada painting is invaluable in depicting the great style and commitment Qi Baishi showed on his works. The paintings’ natural feeling that results from the close interaction between cicada and lotus flower enable the viewer to reflect on Qi’s feeling and mood while meditating on natural coexistence.