The Chinese panda shakes up famous paintings
The Chinese giant panda enters world of famous paintings. [Photo: Xinhua]
A-Long, a Shenzhen-based online illustrator, is fond of China's national treasure - the giant panda.
Recently, he has combined the panda image with various internationally renowned paintings, causing an internet sensation.
Portrait of a Flower-wearing Maid by Chinese painter Zhou Fang of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) [Photo: Xinhua]
“He is so imaginative and I love his paintings. Chinese giant pandas are born to model and can be easily adapted into so many oil paintings,” Weibo user Cao Xiaoli said.
Qiuqiang Yuying, a traditional painting describing a man living as a recluse. [Photo: Xinhua]
According to the illustrator, he has been planning to do these creative paintings for some time, and is glad that so many people like his style.
Emperor Kangxi Reading a Book painted in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) [Photo: Xinhua]
“I not only pay attention to Chinese traditional paintings, but western masterpieces, and I want to show that the Chinese panda not only matches well with Chinese style elements, but stands as a potential image for world culture,” he added.
Dunhuang Rebounding Lute painted in the Qin Dynasty (BC221-BC 207) [Photo: Xinhua]