French teacher's dream of paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tion in Wuhan

Changjiang Weekly - - SOCIETY - By Zhou Manzhen

Thirty-one-year-old French teacher Yoann spent his third Teach­ers' Day at Wuhan In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy. Be­sides do­ing pro­fes­sional re­search on sus­tain­able green en­ergy, he has cre­ated 23 paint­ings out of in­spi­ra­tions sparked by his life in Wuhan. He said, "My big­gest wish is to hold a paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tion in Wuhan."

Sev­eral years ago when still a doc­toral stu­dent in France, Yoann got to know a Chi­nese girl Jin Xiaoyun from Hubei prov­ince, who later be­came his wife. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, the cou­ple came to teach at Wuhan In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy. In Wuhan, paint­ing pro­vides Yoann with some sort of spir­i­tual sus­te­nance. He paints the peo­ple he meets and the places he vis­its such as Tan­hualin, Wuhan Botanic Gar­den, and other streets of var­i­ous styles.

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