I chanced upon an episode of Witness on the Aljazeera cable television and I was glued to my seat watching it, such that I decided to share it with you.
This short film by Haibo Yu and Kiki Tianqi Yu shows the incredible talent displayed by a family of painters and some friends in duplicating the famous works of art by renowned artists, which in this particular case were those of the Netherland’s famous son, Vincent van Gogh. The much talked about Chinese painter here is Zhao Xiaoyong.
While we are confronted with stories of fake news now-a-days, stories about fake paintings coming from all over, but especially from China, has been with us for a long time that it no longer surprises us.
What is amazingly surprising, however, is the prolificacy by which these fake paintings are being produced by poor, migrant people eking out a living in a crummy place.
Enjoy reading the short article and be amazingly entertained watching the video by clicking at this website: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2018/02/dreaming-vincent-china-copy-artists-180208090217935.html.