I’ve been known Dr. Hans for years since I came to Zambia. He changed my stereotype of German people’s punctuality; each time I have to assign our appointment several times, and each time we only get short period to chat about China, his zeal toward Chinese arts, his own collections and his interpretations of Tang People Playing Polo. Continue reading
In June 18th, 2016 , Doudier.com’s African exhibition center was invited to exhibit Tang People Playing Polo in Zambia. Local Zambian artists were also invited to participate in the exhibition, and the visitors came to the exhibition included various nationalities: British, American, Indian and Pakistani. Regardless of the different cultural backgrounds and nationalities, all the visitors were impressed by Tang People Playing Polo.
Our exhibition was at Zambia National Museum’s Exhibition Center, the place where almost all the tourists would visit to know about the local culture and history. The main exhibits there are paintings and status which show the development of Zambia.
The iron statue at the front of the museum. Continue reading
<The Flourishing Age of Tang Dynasty, The Dream of China, the Series of “Tang People Playing Polo” paintings Exhibition drawn by Zirou Li Gang> curated by Gao Runxiang, will be shown in Madrid. This art exhibition will become a major highlight of the cultural exchanges between China and Spain. Continue reading
Zirou Li Gang, whose given name is Li, first name is Gang and he styled himself Zirou, is a contract painter with Doudi’er.com and also a researcher from painting and calligraphy art educational institute in the Open University of China. Twenty years ago, he got access to draw by tracing the mural in Price Zhang Huai of Tang Dynasty’s tomb, it was the first time he got to know about “Tang People Playing Polo” paintings, from then on, Zirou Li Gang started his creation on this subject. Tang Empire has greatly influenced the whole world until now, and the polo game at that time represented the rise and fall of the Tang dynasty. It shows the power, speed and skill. Zirou Li Gang uses the Chinese painting language to show the great age, the elegant game, also the spirit and demeanor of the rejuvenating great modern China. Zirou Li Gang’s paintings attracted people’s attention and interest all around the world. In 2010, Zirou Li Gang was selected in the most famous ink and wash painter of the year. In 2012, “Tang People Playing Polo” drawn by Zirou Li Gang was listed as National treasure project’s key supporting one by China Social and Cultural Foundation of Ministry of China. In 2013, this series of paintings were exhibited around five African countries, it got the highly commend from Kaunda, the former president of Zambia, who also signed his name on a < Tang People Playing Polo > painting. In December 2014, this series of paintings were selected in France Louvre Carrousel International Art Salon and won the silver prize.
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