Art: Ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases in­tri­cate carv­ings on gourd

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - PAGE TWO - Thangka thangka

For nearly three decades, Ma Jianghong has carved copies of cen­turies-old fres­coes and

art on gourds. The artist in Beijing, who hails from Urumqi, Xin­jiang Uygur au­ton­o­mous re­gion, spends sev­eral hours a day re­con­struct­ing the beauty of the paint­ings in the Dun­huang grot­toes in Gansu prov­ince and the Kezi’er caves in Xin­jiang, as well as Bud­dhist sto­ries de­picted in

art, on the hard skin. Her carved gourds and paint­ings are now on show in Beijing’s 798 art district, un­til Nov 19.

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