Foreigners with their China stories

Source: Xinhuanet| 2017-09-15 09:25:43|Editor: Liangyu
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Obsession with Calligraphy and Painting

Argentine artist Martin Mazia shows his artwork in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, on Aug. 18, 2017. Mazia, who now teaches Chinese calligraphy and painting as well as the Chinese language, was introduced to the Chinese art forms more than 15 years ago and has exhibited his works in many countries including Argentina and Colombia. Those works are serving as a cultural link between Latin America and China. (Xinhua/Martin Zabala)

Artist Martin Mazia was born in the Argentine capital, but you would never guess from looking at his artwork, which features Chinese-inspired ink wash paintings and calligraphy.

While studying traditional Chinese medicine, Mazia was introduced to the Chinese art forms by accident more than 15 years ago. "I discovered it one day and I went crazy, because it fascinates me and I began to study them every day," he told Xinhua.

There are various reasons for Mazia's enthusiasm. As for Chinese calligraphy, he called it a "very profound symbol of ancestral wisdom," and for painting, "it is like instant painting, but entails a lot of knowledge about life." Full Story

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