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1 hour ago, liuzhou said:

 

Of course you can ask! Will I answer?

That depicts a very typical Dong village. There is usually a square with a communal meeting room. Most, if not all festivals (and they seem to have one every other week) are celebrated by huge communal meals in the village square. I think that is what we are seeing here. People are preparing for the meal or arriving to partake. I've been to a few of those m,eals, so it all looks pretty familiar.

Also it is snowing. The Dong area is north of here and although snow is unusual, in bad winters those villages are snowed in. But the festival goes on. By the way, there is no heating in any of the houses!

Thank you. Snow.  Of course.   Next time I will finish my first coffee before visiting art galleries.   I just love these wonderful depictions of every day life executed with such enthusiasm.

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3 hours ago, Anna N said:

Thank you. Snow.  Of course.   Next time I will finish my first coffee before visiting art galleries.   I just love these wonderful depictions of every day life executed with such enthusiasm.

 

Anna, those could be flakes of salt.

 

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Just now, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Anna, those could be flakes of salt.

 

Thank you but you are much too late. I have already lashed myself to pulp for my stupidity.  And salt is such a dirty word today.

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18 hours ago, liuzhou said:

I was told that these are watercolours, but I'm not so sure. The colours are very vivid for watercolour, I think.

 

It is possible to get very vivid colors from watercolor. Of course it's more expensive because you are using more color and less water. The light that seems to be reflecting off at least your first photo cannot be achieved with watercolor, in my experience. There seems to be faceted light reflection on the first photo, mostly on the tile roof depicted.
 

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When you lay down more color, the result can be quite concentrated, but with a matte surface. Were the paintings covered with reflective glass?

 

Maybe the artist concentrated an effort to depict reflected light on their tile roof. If so, very good job, if it is indeed watercolor.

 

Otherwise, the series of photos could be watercolor I think.

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2 minutes ago, Thanks for the Crepes said:

The light that seems to be reflecting off at least your first photo cannot be achieved with watercolor, in my experience. There seems to be faceted light reflection on the first photo, mostly on the tile roof depicted.
 

 

The light you see is indeed reflections of the museum lighting. I've mentioned before they aren't good at lighting their exhibits - in fact, I omitted pictures of a couple of my favourites because the lighting made them almost impossible to photograph.

They are not covered with glass, which is why I'm surprised by the reflections. I'm not sure at all what the light is reflecting off.

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