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Chinese painting exhibition on Tibet held in Milan

English.news.cn   2010-01-01 17:34:27 FeedbackPrintRSS

Second Forum on Development of China's Tibet 

    MILAN, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- An exhibition of paintings by Chinese Han and Tibetan artists started here on Monday, showing the sublime sceneries and traditional customs of China's Tibet.

    Entitled as "Snow-Covered Plateau -- Chinese Painting Works," the six-day exhibition features 58 paintings depicting the extraordinary landscape of Tibet and the region's social and economic development in past 50 years.

A visitor passes by a Chinese Tibetan painting in Milan, north Italy, Oct. 26, 2009. An exhibition of paintings by Chinese Han and Tibetan artists started here on Monday, showing the sublime sceneries and traditional customs of China's Tibet. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

    Before the opening ceremony, eight Chinese painting artists, half of them ethnic Tibetans, held a seminar with local artists, exchanging views on arts and cooperation.

    The exhibition, held in central Milan, was sponsored by China's State Council Information Office and Artists Association, the Chinese Embassy in Italy and the Italy-China Foundation.

    Another nine-day exhibition of the same theme started on Oct. 23 with 60 paintings in Rome, a city with profound cultural heritages and artistic achievements.

A visitor passes by a Chinese Tibetan painting in Milan, north Italy, Oct. 26, 2009. An exhibition of paintings by Chinese Han and Tibetan artists started here on Monday, showing the sublime sceneries and traditional customs of China's Tibet. (Xinhua/Luo Huanhuan)

    These exhibitions followed a two-day forum on the development of Tibet in the Italian capital, which attracted more than 400 participants from China, Italy, Austria, the United States, India, Australia, Spain and Belgium.

    More than 20 Chinese and foreign government officials, experts, scholars and entrepreneurs spoke on the achievements of Tibet and how to seize opportunities for cooperation in various fields.