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Dali Sketch

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  • Author:Zhang Zhong
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  • Time of issue:2012-09-01
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  Dali is beautiful in March. It’s good to dress up by the butterfly spring. Butterflies come to gather nectar. Who is Amei combing her hair? Butterflies flew to gather nectar, what is Amei combing her hair for? ...

   Accompanied by the beautiful singing of the movie "Five Golden Flowers", I came to the city of Dali that I admired for a long time. Although it failed to catch up with the March 15th Temple Fair (the 15th month of the lunar calendar), it was still on the seventh day of April in the same spring. Although I have official duties, my heart has already flown to the fascinating Cangshan and Erhai Lake. On two weekends, I wandered there alone.

   The warm spring breeze took me to Jinhua’s hometown-Xizhou. In 1959, when I was not born, the movie "Five Golden Flowers" was filmed here. The film I watched in 1978 still fascinates and lingers on me.

   Looking up at the sky, on the Cangshan mountain, white clouds follow the sunlight on the plateau, showing unpredictable colorful pictures; looking down, the clear pond in the village is set against the colorful clouds and Bai people’s houses. Unfolded into a beautiful landscape painting. The villagers working in the fields may not feel that their homeland is any special, but I can feel that I have come to a fairyland, and I can't help but start sketching. With the departure of several tourist buses, my first sketch in Dali, "The First Town of the Bai People-Xizhou · Village Scenery" was also completed.

   I walked to the sand village and gathered people who were harvesting broad beans. Then I rushed to Erton, took a boat out to sea and watched the (cormorant) osprey that helped the fishermen fish.

   Looking from the Erhai Sea, Dian Cangshan is majestic and beautiful, vast and deep. I saw the towering three towers at the foot of the mountain, and took a ride to the bottom of the tower. With the enthusiastic guidance of children from school, I went up the mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of the three towers: the three towers that stood tall after the earthquake and the soldiers were built in the Nanzhao Fengyou period (AD 823~859), more than 1150 years ago, according to legend, the Tang Dynasty sent two craftsmen Gongtao and Huiyi to Dali to design and guide local people to build. Looking at the three pagodas from the north wall of Chongsheng Temple, under the shining sun, the golden three pagodas plunge straight into the sky; looking east, isn’t the horizon the Bohai Sea where I once took a boat? The golden sun follows that The moving clouds make Yuan Mountain on the east coast of Erhai Lake constantly change... I opened the sketchbook and drew quickly. In the sky, dark clouds pressed down, and then there was a drizzle; the sun was shining for a while, letting Cangshan exude a fresh fragrance. I felt my heart clinging to Cangshan, and the beating pen quickly recorded the scenery in front of me. In the evening, I finished the pen sketch of "The Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple" and went down the mountain happily.

   Early the next morning, I took the shuttle bus to Eryuan County, the land of fish and rice in Dali Prefecture, 73 kilometers away from Xiaguan, the prefecture. It happened to be a market day. People of all ethnic groups from all over the country sold their own vegetables, Dengchuan milk fans, salted pears, pigs, farm tools and other local products and production materials, and happily bought their favorite items. How did they know that I was happier: because I encountered a traditional market scene that I didn't expect to see before I set off. I can't take care of Chinese food anymore, and I'll pay close attention to recording the pictures that I can enter the scene.

   On the way back to Shangguan, I felt that all the way through, it should be the young man A Peng, starting from Jianchuan, riding all the way to Dali Sanyue Street for horse racing, halfway through the vice president Jinhua and many girls. The girls begged the boy to fix the carriage. Yes, it must be here!

   Zhoucheng, the largest natural village in Yunnan Province, is home to the famous Butterfly Spring. A large number of tourists from all over the motherland came to the Butterfly Spring Park at the foot of Cangshan Mountain. Follow the traces of Jinhua and Apeng who talked to their hearts and expressed their love. I drew a sketch of the scenes of tourists entering the park under the big tree. The weather characteristics of sunny and rainy days left me with a sketch of "Introduction to Butterfly Spring Park", which left me with water marks that are hard to see. ; After drawing the sketch, I was sightseeing along the way in Zhoucheng to experience the tie-dye crafts and art products with a history of more than 300 years. While waiting for the bus, I drew a sketch of Bai folk house "Zhoucheng "Tea Horse House"." Isn't the four characters "wind, flower, snow and moon" written on the wall a high-level generalization of the features of Dali.

   Cangshan Mountains, Erhai Lake, Dali people are the purest souls. The beautiful Dali has imprinted in my heart, and the charming Baizhou has taken root in my mind. I will create and sketch more in the future.

                                                                                         

——Author: Zhang Zhong June 23, 2012

Attached works:

  Pen sketch "Introduction to Butterfly Spring Park"

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【Note: The full text was published in Ningbo Daily on September 1, 2012. Original works cannot be reproduced without permission!】

 

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