Egg painting exhibition underway in Chongchuan
Egg paintings created by Nantong retiree Ruan Hailin are on display at Chongchuan District Library. [Photo/ntfabu.com]
An exhibition featuring hundreds of egg paintings by Ruan Hailin, a retiree in Nantong, is currently underway at the eighth floor of Chongchuan District Library.
Egg painting is a unique folk art form which became popular in Beijing, Jiangsu and Hunan provinces during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Ruan learned about the ancient art form when he was in primary school and has been devoted to it since his retirement in 2007. Over the years, he has improved his technique and developed his own style.
On display are paintings featuring Chinese traditions and Chinese revolutionary figures, as well as those he created during the COVID-19 outbreak to pay tribute to the heroes and heroines who have helped fight the epidemic.
The exhibition is open every day except Mondays until Nov 10.