Private car and English speaking tourguide
1 nights expense live in the local famer's home
2 chinese local flavor (lunch/dinner)
Tips for the tour guide and driver.
Expense have nor mentioned above:the cost of buy famer's painting.
1)Please contact us before you want to take this tour to confirm the price again.
2)You can have this itinerary with the other lines of Xi'an together.
The Farmers ' Painting in Huxian County
Emperor Qin's terra-cotta warriors and horses, the Big Geese Pagoda, The Forest of Steles and the imposing ancient City Wall in the ancient capital Xi'an, China, are well-noted. 38 kilometers southwest of Xi'an, a small county, with its gorgeous farmers' painting art, adds extraordinary splendor to the ancient capital, and it is Huxian County, which is named as "Home of Chinese Modern Folk Painting" by the state Ministry of Culture.
Huxian County, with a population of only 500,000, has been commonly known as "Home of Painting", not only for the place has a picturesque landscape, but everyone there loves painting and most of the painters are farmers. These farmers have stepped out of Xi'an, as well China, to the world.
At the mention of farmer, what people maybe call to mind is the well-known painting Father (drawn by Lou Lizhong a distinguished painter) -- an image of suntanned face and a pair of hands ,dry, split and rough, but hardly anything in connection with the art of painting. You can really catch the charm of the farmers' painting and appreciate the demeanor of those farmer painters in Huxian County until you have a look at the paintings yourself.
The representatives of Huxian farmers' painting are Li Fenglan, Liu Zhide, Luo Zhijian, as well as Fan Zhihua, Liu Zhigui, Wang jinglong and other farmer painters. And relatively professional farmer painters like them are over 2 000. They, on one hand, hold hoes, and on the other hand, they brush out beautiful pictures filled with rural flavor and vitality.
Developing from traditional paper-cut, embroidery and other folk arts, the farmer's painting in Huxian County, long-lasting, has come out with a great number of fine works in the last 50 years. The total works add up to 30,000, among which, 1500 pieces of works have been published in periodicals of the state level, 428 have gained reward in exhibitions of fine arts in the mainland, 4 500 have been selected to show to 48 nations and regions, and over 18, 700 pieces of works have been collected by international friends and in overseas museums.
The expression techniques of the Huxian County farmers' painting bear an obvious local trace. Bright red and purple take a predominant place in the works of Huxian County farmers' painting; and peculiar and exaggerated in depiction, the works possess profound implication; they are concise and lively in style. The picturesque landscape, lifelike life in the rural area, grand scenes of working and the scenes of joyful festival celebrations are all covered, fully reflecting the characteristics of the modern folk art. Not only are their hands employed in their painting, but also their hearts. The design, sculpting and color all symbolize abundant cultural contents, brim with the taste of modern art, and possess high academic and collective value.
In the past twenty years the number of paintings that have received awards, been collected by art galleries and museums (both at home and abroad), and purchased by international visitors, has increased greatly. Their works have been exhibited in more than sixty countries. Fifteen painters have been invited as cultural envoys to visit and provide demonstrations and lectures in foreign countries.
Among more than ten painting groups in our country, Huxian is outstanding. The creation of Huxian folk arts, including paintings by the farmers, still has a long way to go. The artists should internalize experiences continually, observe the strengths of other painters' groups, learn from them and explore their way forward. They should be practical, try to meet the needs of the tourist market, and apart from appreciating the monetary value of the paintings, should try to satisfy the requirements of people at home and abroad for aesthetic standards. Gradually they should grow mature. The farmers' paintings, like wine, should be mellow, refreshing, sweet, fragrant and delicious.