Overseas Chinese students are watching the artworks with their German friends. (Photo/Qiulin)
Before the "Beauty of Tibet" Painting Exhibition was opened in Berlin, over one hundred German people from all walks of life had been invited to the Chinese Embassy in Germany to see some paintings.
Many visitors were attracted by a painting named "Expectation" standing in the entrance hall of the embassy, which depicting several Tibetans, with a vivid juvenile monk among them.
"In German culture, cattle represent hard-working, dog represents loyalty, women represent beauty and birds represent freedom. In this painting, those elements are presented harmoniously, which is the most impressive to me, “ said Vincent, Germany's best-selling author, pointing to an engraving named "Spirit of Nature". Though he has never been to Tibet, he seems to understand the painting well. He said, "I long for Tibet more due to those beautiful works."
Baumbach, a 76-year-old professor of physic also came for the exhibition with his Chinese teacher, Professor Lai of a Confucius Institute in Germany. He said, “I have seen many videos and articles about Tibet, and a friend who have been to Tibet for three times told me that the Qinghai-Tibet Railway has been built there and there are many modern facilities, which is very interesting to me.
"The reports I read on newspaper always say how bad the situation in Tibet is and puff up the Dalai Lama, but tell little about Tibetan culture, art and other beautiful things. You know, when the Princess Wencheng brought the Han Chinese culture to Tibet, and the exchange of Chinese and Tibetan culture began, Europe was still in its barbaric age."【1】 【2】