For over 70 years, Chinese woman Chang Xiufeng
(常秀峰) was just the wife of a Anyang (安阳) peasant in Henan
Province and the grandma of a little girl in Guangzhou.
One day the girl asked the granny what kind of trees growing
in their native village.
"We have thornbush, my dear," replied
"What the thornbush trees look like?" further
inquired the girl.
"Aha, well, you pass me your colour pens,
and I'll show you what they look like."
So, in just a few minutes, with crayon pens,
a grand transition from a illiterate peasant granny to a
postmodern artist in great Vincent van Gogh style was complete.
Since then she has produced over 100 paintings,
and become a celebrated artist adored by her large contingent
of online young fans.
But she still lives a typical retired
Chinese granny's life: The first thing she does in
the morning is to cook breakfast for herself and the family,
then she goes to food market, and her eyes would shine
with excitement when she spots - ah, ah, not a masterpiece -
but vegetable at discounted price. Only after lunch and
a nap, at the time between 2-5pm, this Chinese granny becomes
a Van Gogh-reborn.
(Source of info/photos: 重庆晚报)
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