Xi Shi's beauty was said to be so extreme that while leaning over a balcony to look at the fish in the pond, the fish would be so dazzled that they forgot to swim and sank away from the surface. This description serves as the first two characters of the Chinese idiom 沉魚落雁, 閉月羞花 (pinyin: chényú luòyàn, bìyuè xiūhuā),[clarification needed] which is used to compliment someone's beauty.
Acrylic on wood, 100 cm Around
China Xi Shi
On November 21 2014 at Nieuwleusen, Overijssel, Netherlands 52 Views