Cantonese Proverbs in One Picture
February 25, 2014 1 Comment
A Cantonese take on Brueghel’s painting of Netherlandish Proverbs. It’s absolutely wonderful – take a look.
“The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs”
In 1559, Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel created the oil painting “Netherlandish Proverbs” which illustrates many Dutch proverbs to praise the Dutch culture. In 2014, Ah To imitated the idea and created “Great Canton and Hong Kong proverbs” illustrating 81 Cantonese proverbs to propagate the Cantonese culture and defend Cantonese.
81 Cantonese Proverbs
(I attempt to finish this table in a week.)
鬼揞眼[gwái ám ngáahn]
(a ghost covers one’s eyes)
1. to fail to see something
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