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West Lake in Oil Paintings 2017-05-11
Prof. Klimt was a world-famous Russian painter born in Uzbekistan in 1946. Graduating in 1976 from the Repin Art Institute (aka the Russian Academy of arts) – one of Top Four Art Palaces in the world, he has been teaching in the university ever since. For his great achievement in painting, he enjoyed high prestige in the field, being the head of Printmaking Department of the Repin Art Institute, the member of Russian Union of Artists and Meritorious Artist of Russia etc. Since 1976, his works have been displayed in many international art exhibitions and he has held individual painting exhibitions in many countries such as Russia, South Korea, Romania, France and China etc. and his works has been one of the favourites of museums and private art collectors in Russia, England, German, Denmark, Israel, Norway, Romania, American, Czech Republic, Sweden, North Korea and China etc.

In 2012, from August to October, he was on a special trip to Hangzhou. During the period, he created the marvelous oil paintings of Top Ten Views of West Lake after a month devoting to understand West Lake, do survey and sketch. The oil paintings perfectly reflect the unique characteristics of West Lake by portraying the interaction of nature and human beings, culture and scenic spots. In addition, the ten oil paintings are characterized by peaceful, elegant and poetic elements with vibrant colors, providing viewer a visual feast.

Top Ten Views of West Lake (Click to enlarge)

 Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge  Leifeng Pagoda in Evening Glow
 Evening Bell Ringing at Nanping Hill  Three Pools Mirroring the Moon
 Viewing Fish at Flower Pond  Orioles Singing in the Willows  Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake
 Breeze-ruffled Lotus at Quyuan Garden  Twin Peaks Piecing the Clouds  Spring Dawn at Su Causeway
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The Art of the Guqin2017-11-21
Guqin, is a traditional Chinese musical instrument with a history that spans at least three thousand years. Ranked first in the following top four traditional Chinese arts – Guqin, Chess, Calligraphy and Painting, Guqin has long been considered as the symbol of elegance and has been the long-chosen musical accompaniment for singing ancient scholars. To know or to master the art of the Guqin, then the following influential places in Hangzhou are a good place to start.
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Hangzhou, Soaked in Traditional Chinese Medicine2017-11-21
Traditional Chinese medicine has a time-honored history. As early as ancient times, through the process of struggling with nature, traditional Chinese medicine was created. When searching for food, it was discovered that plants could relieve symptoms, which is the origins of traditional Chinese medicine; hot rocks or sand and earth wrapped up with furs or tree barks eased pain when warming oneself by a fire, which is how moxibustion came into being. It is also during the process of producing tools, that the ancient Chinese discovered the stabbing of some parts of the body can ease the pain of some other parts of the body, and that is how acupuncture come into being.
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