Farmer painting exhibition held in Jiaxing
Carrying Land Boat by Chen Haili. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
An exhibition for farmer paintings was held in Xiuzhou district, Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, on Oct 26, local media reported.
More than 140 farmer paintings were on display at the exhibition, including 42 paintings by Xiuzhou painters.
A work entitled Waltz of Well-Off Life by Zhuo Liping from Majinpu village, Kunming city, Yunnan province that depicts people of all ethnic groups singing and dancing on terraced fields earned the top honor at the event.
The exhibition was attended by representatives from 17 renowned farmer painting towns in Shanghai, Tianjin, Jilin, Yunnan, and Jiangsu.
A symposium was also held that day to explore the development of farmer painting in Xiuzhou.
The district's farm painting works have been recognized in China and abroad, as they combine the district's intangible cultural heritage items, such as paper cuttings, embroidery, stove wall paintings, and blue calico, have exaggerated features and bright colors, and are often themed on water towns.
To date, more than 3,000 farmer paintings have been created in Xiuzhou, over 700 of which have been displayed at nationwide exhibitions and more than 120 of which have been collected by the National Art Museum of China, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Zhejiang People's Art Museum, and a number of foreign collectors.
Xiuzhou's farmer paintings have also been exhibited in more than 10 countries, including the United States, Germany, France, Japan, and Canada.