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The magnificent Potala Palace scenery has been painted beautifully by the artist Li Zhengwu
AN art exhibition featuring 40 pieces of artwork on Tibetan landscapes by Li Zhengwu was launched at Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) recently.
Li, a renowned poet-calligrapher-painter, was born in Chengdu, China and has travelled all around the world.
The art exhibition entitled An Exhibition Of Li Zhengwu’s Paintings Of Tibetan Wilderness — Dedicated To His 20 Years Of Friendship With Malaysia was launched by Tan Sri Michael Chen.
Li, who was present, said the fundamental principle of an artist is to first learn to polish one’s character before one can paint, as a superior character will produce high-quality artwork.
Li visited Tibet 25 years ago and fell in love with the place. He likened his journey to Tibet to entering a holy place because of the clear blue skies, majestic mountains and crystal-clear streams.
Over the past 20 years, Li has visited Tibet nearly 30 times and the artwork on display in the exhibition showcases his years of exploration and study.
In order to show the breathtaking mountains and rivers portrayed, the artwork is presented on special gold-layered paper.
Li dedicated the landscape paintings to his Malaysian friends and presented one artwork each to Chen and to SGM for their permanent collection.
The exhibition, on till Aug 25, is being held at the SGM Exhibi- tion Hall, 7th floor, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, 243, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours are from 11am to 6pm and admission is free. Weekend guided tours are also available from 11am to 5pm. An appointment is required for groups of more than 20 people.
For details, call 03-9075 6876 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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