'Grotesque' stone carries Communist Party of China's spirit
A natural bronze stone bears a strong resemblance to the Red Boat which has been resting on Nanhu Lake in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province for 100 years. [Photo/CFP]
A 50-day-long stone art exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China is now being held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
Opened on May 3, the exhibition features a wide range of stone with various "grotesque" styles, such as one resembling the hat of soldiers of the Red Army, one in the shape of the precipitous Taihang Mountains, a revolutionary base area during the turbulent times, as well as one modeling the aircraft carriers independently developed by China.
A stone resembles the hat of soldiers of the Red Army. [Photo/CFP]
A natural bronze stone, which is 40 centimeters in length, 12 cm in width, and 15 cm in height, is the highlight of the exhibition for bearing a strong resemblance to the Red Boat, which has been resting on Nanhu Lake in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province for 100 years. The boat is the site of the founding of the CPC and has become a symbol of the origin of China's revolutionary history.
"The stone works are expected to help promote the history of the CPC and encourage more people to learn about it," said Zhang Qionghu, president of the stone art association in Hangzhou.
The exhibition runs until June 25 at the Chinese folk art industrial demonstration base at No 187 South Zhongshan Road, Shangcheng district.