Confucius Institute at University of Rome La Sapienza holds a facial painting experience activity at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Rome La Sapienza

[Source]    Confucius Institute at University of Rome La Sapienza [Time]    2014-07-16 13:42:16 
 

On the afternoon of May 23, 2014, the Confucius Institute at University of Rome La Sapienza held a facial painting experience activity at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Rome La Sapienza. Following the Taiji Fan activity, this was the second such event in the series of culture experience activities on the theme of “Amazing China” held by the Institute. Ms. Huo Liyuan from the Confucius Institute gave a lecture in this event, and Ms. Zhang Hong, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, also attended the event and delivered welcoming remarks.

At the beginning, Ms. Huo Liyuan, taking a series of representative facial masks as examples, introduced some basic knowledge about Peking Opera and the art of facial painting. Afterwards, all participants chose their favorite facial masks to start their imitation and painting.


Participants painting facial masks attentively

Towards the end, all participants took a group photo together with their facial masks in hand. Many of them expressed that they had a great time and started to have a better understanding of Chinese culture. They also hope that the Confucius Institute will organize more activities like this.


Participants taking a group photo

The series of experience activities on the theme of “Amazing China” aim to help Italian people better understand China and Chinese culture through active participation. The two events held so far have achieved great results.

Written by Mo Fan, Photographed by Peng Kun