Painting and Coloring on Dunhuang murals

Posted by Tongji University Library on June 15th, 2017

“The secrets of Dunhuang”, as one of activities annexed to the exhibition named coming to the library to appreciate Dunhuang, was held successfully in Mar. 24th in Wen Xue Tang, Tongji University Library. This activity attracted students, teachers and other attendance that love traditional culture and painting to participate in. The activity was divided into two parts, which were held at 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m every Friday, respectively.

Attendances used colorful pencils and brushes prepared by staff to create freely. The retired teachers were as serious as students to color the drawing drafts. The colors in their hands presented the changing feelings and stories.

The painting of hand gestures was art treasure hidden in Dunhuang mural paintings. Different hand postures had different meanings. Different people would have their own understandings on Dunhuang by their brushes.

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