|May 26, 2016
Visitors admire the exhibition. (Photo by Guangming Daily/Tian Yuan)
May 26, 2016 -- The opening ceremony of the Wonderful West exhibition: Thangka Paintings Display of Western China's pictures was held Monday at Frankfurt, Germany.
The exhibition is part of the Chinese western culture event jointly sponsored by China's Consulate General in Frankfurt and the State Council Information Office.
About 130 photographs and 30 thangka paintings on Tibetan culture were on display, offering Germans an opportunity to understand natural beauties, ecological environment and traditional cultures of Western China.
"Thangka is an encyclopedia for Tibetans which is a collection of the knowledge about astronomy, geology, folklore and religion. The central government has attached more importance to protecting Tibetan culture and arts. The number of personnel undertaking the thangka painting has risen up from a few hundred to around 1,500," said Song Ming, a Tibetan thangka artist.
Local Germans spoke highly of the exhibition. "The thangka paintings on display reflect the happy lives and solemn religious belief of Tibetans. I want to visit Tibet some day," said Petra, German president of Heidelberg Confucius School.