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Mural brings raging waters of Yellow River to Great Hall

2013-11-18 11:18:39

(China Daily) By Hao Nan


Full of vigor and raw emotion, the paintings of Wang Xijing are representative of the artistic styles of Shaanxi, critics say.

The master of Chinese painting was invited by the managing bureau of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to produce a massive oil painting depicting the Yellow River, known as the mother river in China.

The landscape painting titled Yellow River / The Mother River completed in nine months depicts a magnificent scene of Hukou waterfall, part of the Yellow River.

More than fame and success, the art world offers Wang Xijing a liberating place full of possibilities and challenges. Photos Provided to China Daily

The work is so lifelike that it looks as if the surging waves are ready to spurt forth from the picture frame.

"The Great Hall of the People hosts many important Chinese and international events to show the national image, so it is a great honor to have my painting hung on a wall of the grand building," Wang said.

One of Wang's favorite subjects, the Yellow River holds a special place in the artist's heart. He grew up in the city of Lintong, which is very close to the river's largest branch, the Weihe River.

The 67-square-meter painting has impressed many of the artist's peers and critics of Chinese contemporary art.

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