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busy painting the future #WordlessWednesday #snapshot

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huge chinese mural painting for promoting modernization, beijing 1979
busy painting the future. huge mural painting, beijing, china 1979 © Friedrich Zettl

A photo for #WordlessWednesday – no words, just pictures. Allow your photos to tell the story.

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11 responses to “busy painting the future #WordlessWednesday #snapshot”

  1. swabby429 avatar

    The faces of the painting face towards the right while the foreground people face the other direction or the camera provide dynamic contrast.

    1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      Thank you! I am glad you noticed. That’s one of the reasons I like the photo. It is constructed like a traditional Chinese painting. The ladders also help.

  2. Martha Kennedy avatar

    I think I have a photograph of that painting in my slides of Beijing — or one very similar. It was a moment, wasn’t it…

    1. Martha Kennedy avatar

      P.S. I wonder if they are looking at you and thinking, “大鼻子”

      1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

        Definitely! Or even 洋鬼子

      2. Martha Kennedy avatar

        🤣 Probably! I only heard that in Guangzhouhua

      3. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

        It’s an advantage if you don’t understand all dialects :I

      4. Martha Kennedy avatar

        I’m pretty sure I was called worse in Hainanese. But I was also called “马老师” ❤️

      5. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

        “马老师” shows a lot of respect. You’re already an institution when you’re called that.

      6. Martha Kennedy avatar

        It always made me feel like the greatest teacher in the whole world, and I was just a baby working at my first real job as a teacher.

    2. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      Sure, there were many such images. We probably all smiled at that, but these pictures had a great importance that should not be underestimated: you paint a vision, which then also manifested itself.

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