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At the city center of Zhangjiajie, Hunanprovince, a one-legged man spent more than 5 hours using a variety ofchalk colors to draw a six square meter copy of the Mona Lisa. The superbtechnique attracted many passing pedestrians to stop and watch in amazement. Fromtime to time, people passing by stopped to put money in a cardboard box.The man nodded in thanks, then continued concentrating on his creation.
The one-legged folk artist is understood tobe named Cong Langui, and is 51 years old. He was born in the Linyicountryside, Shandongprovince, and was diagnosed with bone cancer when he was 16 years old, and hadto get his left leg amputated. From then on, he fell in love with painting andcopied world-famous paintings at home every day. Leaving home to become astreet artist at the age of 21, he has now traveled more than 20 provinces andcities nationwide.
Cong Langui said, "Although living washard, painting in the streets across the country for 20 years, always made meenough money for my life and travel. In fact, money was not the main reasonbehind it all. What I want to say is that we should face difficulties withcourage, and face life with a smile." Today, Cong's greatest desire is toaccomplish something in the painting area of study. He said that the pastel's degreeof difficulty was relatively low and he now wants to learn oil painting, ink,watercolor and other techniques.
On September 28 2009, Cong was funded by anetizen from Hubei University and illustrated 6 paintings at theBadaling Great Wall using the blackboard provided by the Great Wall Museum. His paintings included the"Founding Ceremony," "Two Missiles plus One Satellite,""Reform and Opening Up" and "Hong Kong and Macao's Reversion." All the paintingswere saved in the museum collection by the Great Wall Museum.