In its endeavor to travel around the world, while touching people’s hearts with its extraordinarily inspiring paintings, “The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition” has even made its way into India. The exhibit comprises of paintings from internationally acclaimed artists.
The works in the exhibit have been created by a diverse group of artists from around the world and offer a unique insight into the spiritual practice of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong), a self-improvement ancient meditation system.
At the core of the exhibit are the principles of Truthfulness (Zhen), Compassion (Shan), and Tolerance (Ren)—these values form the basic foundation of human morality. Gaining inspiration from these principles, the artists create breath-taking master pieces that informs the viewer, inspires the soul, and uplifts the spirit!
Many viewers of the exhibition have felt a sense of peace and calm, while standing in the midst of these works.
#1. The “Pure Lotus” by artist Chen Zhenping
The painting depicts a woman who practices the sitting meditation, the fifth exercise of Falun Dafa. The lotus flower blooming around her indicates the purifying effect of Falun Dafa meditation on both mind and body.
While the other paintings depict the cruelty of persecution that Falun Dafa faces under the hands of the Chinese Communist party.
#2. “Homeless” by artist Shen Daci
It depicts a scene in which a little girl comes home from school only to find her parents illegally arrested by the police and the home locked by the communist officials. The red paper on the door reads “Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance.” The girl suddenly becomes homeless.
#3. “A tragedy in China” by artist Li Yuan
The painting depicts a wife who weeps beside her husband, who has been tortured to death at a brainwashing center. His hand holds a document defaming Falun Dafa that the authorities tried to force him to sign. The husband is murdered because he refused to be “transformed.” Brainwashing is a common method that Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses to torture Falun Dafa practitioners.
The artist has used an extensive depth in his painting making the viewer feel like he is a part of the scene.
This profoundly expressive renaissance-style oil painting and traditional Chinese watercolor exhibit, has traveled to over 50 countries across the world and has also made its way into India, with exhibits being held in different cities.
New Delhi, 2006
The first exhibit in India was held at the Delhi Press Club at an event to commendrade former Chinese president Hu Jintao’s visit to India. The event was held on Nov. 21–22, 2006, along with a series of activities held to introduce the beauty of Falun Dafa and raise awareness about the brutal persecution taking place in China. This event was attended by government officials and the media.
Held at the Nalanda, the World Wisdom Center in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 5–10, 2008, this art exhibit saw attendees from different backgrounds who were shocked with the ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa in China.
A renowned artist Kahini ArteMerchant attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition. She said, “The artists are highly skilled. The message conveyed by the artwork is critical because faith is the foundation of our lives. Nothing is needed more than Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
Making its way down south, “The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition” has been exhibited in different places in the I.T. capital of India. From colleges to a renowned media house, The Times of India, the exhibit has touched the hearts of the citizens with its pure beauty.
A state-level sports event concurrently ongoing with the art exhibit at the De Paul International School in Mysore saw the attendance of many students from all across the Karnataka. Some of the students were touched by the beauty of the paintings and were upset that Falun Dafa practitioners are being severely persecuted by the communist regime in China since 1999.
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) is a self-improvement meditation system based on the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. It was introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992 in China. It is currently practiced by over a 100 million people in 114 countries. But this peaceful meditation system is being brutally persecuted in China since 1999. For more info, please visit: www.FalunDafa.org and www.FalunInfo.org.