Chinese Students Take Part in Online Festival Ethnofriendship
The SLOVO International Agency in cooperation with the International Youth Center of Petrozavodsk held online festival Ethnofriendship.
Many students of the Preparatory Faculty from China are currently at home, yet they continue their online studies and take an active part in Russian contests. In their Russian language classes together with the teacher of Russian as a foreign language of the Institute of Philology Natalia Urvantseva, they have been on several online tours to Russian museums, throughout the year they have learned about artworks of Russian artists and arts and crafts. For the Ethnofriendship contest, the Chinese students have spent a week searching for paintings on the Internet that they can recreate. The first pictures were submitted by Zhang Jie (At the Dressing-Table by Zinaida Serebriakova) and Yaowen Mao (Portrait of a Young Lady by Konstantin Makovsky).
Ye Xiaoxiao (The Boy with the Apple by Pyotr Konchalovsky) and Hong Xuanhao (Artist by Vasily Tropinin) have had the hardest time preparing for the contest as both students live in the dormitory. All the same, they have presented their recreations of Russian artworks.
Luo Fanlin recreated Valentin Serov’s Portrait of A.M.Gorky. The student liked the self-portrait of Dutch artist Hendrick Goltzius. Luo Fanlin is a future designer. He has taken part in Russian contests before. In spring he submitted his work to the 4th International Photo Contest “We Study in Russia!” organized by Bashkir State University in Ufa. Luo Fanlin won the 3rd place in the Landscape category, while his friend Hong Xuanhao was awarded the participation certificate.
Shimin Zhou has been choosing paintings to recreate with great care. She has found A girl with a book by Alexey Kharlamov. For the International Pushkin contest “What’s in my name for you?”, the Chinese student has recreated Tatiana Larina illustration by Konstantin Rudakov to Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin. Now Shimin Zhou awaits the results of the two contests.
We wish her and her fellow students the best of luck!