MADRID, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) — The Spanish capital metropolis of Madrid is teeming with festive Chinese language components, of which an cute child dragon poster is especially eye-catching, because the Chinese language New 12 months, the 12 months of the Dragon, begins on Saturday.
The child dragon in crimson, yellow and inexperienced and with a cute and playful expression rising from Madrid’s landmark constructing, the Plaza Cibeles, was designed by Spanish artist Juan Carlos Paz, or Baeka in stage title.
Baeka has created Chinese language New 12 months posters for the Madrid Metropolis Council for eight consecutive years. He usually mixed the zodiac animals with pictures of Spanish iconic places and the overlapping layers gave the posters a 3D look.
“We designed the dragon’s horn to appear like tree branches with leaves and small mushrooms rising on it, and a picket seal with the phrase ‘dragon’ on it,” he defined.
“A pleasant, humorous, and highly effective dragon perched above town of Madrid symbolizes that Chinese language tradition embraces Madrid, and Madrid embraces Chinese language tradition,” stated Baeka.
After years of specializing in Chinese language zodiac animals, Baeka’s understanding of Chinese language tradition has additionally deepened. “We perform a little research earlier than every creation to honor Chinese language tradition as a lot as attainable,” he stated.
The design on the 12 months of the Tiger was Baeka’s favourite when his daughter was born. “That 12 months I drew a bit feminine tiger on the poster representing her,” Baeka stated.
Baeka stated he’ll proceed to design posters of Zodiac animals. “If you spend that a lot time concerned in tasks associated to a sure tradition, you’re inevitably drawn to it. I discover Chinese language tradition fascinating and would love to go to China sooner or later,” he stated.
Since earlier this month, a sequence of actions, together with live shows, Chinese language delicacies experiences, float parades, exhibitions, and folklore gala’s have been held in Madrid to have fun the Chinese language New 12 months. ■