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West Lake in Oil Paintings 2017-05-08
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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More Dragon Boat Festival Activities in Hangzhou2017-05-25
This year, the traditional Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, falls on May 30 and even though it is still a few days away, the fragrance of rice dumplings has already started to spread about Hangzhou. Along with a variety of festive food, scenic areas are also itching to impress all with a series of fun activities, which of course are themed on the traditional Dragon Boat Festival. So, get ready, set, and go and immerse yourself in a world of cultural fun.
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The Marvel of Hangzhou’s Museums…2017-05-25
Hangzhou is recognized for its many museums which showcase, from all aspects, the history and culture of Hangzhou and China. The most popular ones amongst tourists and citizens, alike, include Zhejiang Provincial Museum, Zhejiang Museum of Natural History and China National Tea Museum. Besides these mainstream museums, Hangzhou also offers some small-scale venues themed around silhouettes, paper money and coins, and folk arts. To find out more, just read on …
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