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Expats enjoy traditional Chinese realistic paintings in Juye County, Heze City

2023/6/3 12:07:09

Expats from Pakistan, Sudan, Morocco and other countries, invited by the “Friendly Shandong, Remarkable Shandong ‘I love you’” cultural experience activity, visited Juye County, Heze City to learn traditional Chinese culture.

Stepping into the Juye Painting and Calligraphy Academy, expats were obsessed with traditional Chinese realistic paintings. “The paintings here with bright colors and delicate forms are so incredible. The flowers on the paper look real without any trace of painting, even up close.” said Lovel Fornah from Sierra Leone excitedly.

Juye County is the land of traditional Chinese realistic painting and the only home of peasant painting in China. Calligraphy and painting in the county enjoy profound history which can be traced back to the Qin and Han Dynasties, as well as good improvements and inheritance from generation to generation. The peony painting, as a master one among all paintings, combines the traditional painting skills with the modern techniques, fully presenting the flower’s grace and elegance.

In addition to closely appreciated and learned the paintings, expats drew their own paintings under the guidance of painters.

Nazrana Sadiq from Pakistan said, “It seems easy, but my fingers and eyes cannot work well when I try personally. The traditional Chinese realistic paintings enjoy unique and profound skills which are unfamiliar with other paintings I knew. It was a totally special experience.”

When the experience wrapped up, expats took photos with paintings created by themselve. Moreover, all of them were eager to post photos on social media to let more friends appreciate the unique charm of delicate Chinese paintings.

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