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Western artists tend to utilize focused
perspective, and the literati employ traditional
prosaic perspective. Following a style different from
either, with Chinese folk art, the art form is based on
the perspective of original Chinese philosophy. Papercut
"Rat eating oil," in which the oil jar is a metaphor
of mother's body, and the rat a sy...
The tiger image created by folk artists is a surreal conceptual tiger, a totem that protects the community. For example, the chubby, short-legged "Loving tiger" is meant to keep an eye on the kids and play with them. The tiger in "A tiger coming down the mountain" showing a fierce-looking tiger with his four feet at full length is for safeguarding ...
Chinese folk art highlights its art decoration. Figures like plants and animals, or natural symbols, in place of lifeless lines, black and white, and contrast variations are widely used. For example, the ball in “two dragons playing with a ball” is the head of a legendary pig; peony flower replaces lifeless roof tiles; lotus flower is used in place...
Telling stories of the ancient times over a curtain frame; playing music
and beating drums under the stage light; the music conveys joy and sorrow,
partings and reunion in life; and the show reveals the crafty and the evil in the past.
Three feet of raw silk makes the show, jokes and humor slip through figure tips; one
voice tells stories of a ...
Of all folk art works, paper-cut
is the most participated. Often
characterized by geographical
regions, paper-cutisrich with
historical and cultural heritage. Even
though it has only been two thousand
years since the invention of paper, the
cultural implication and art forms
that paper-cut represents goes back
all the way to primitive soci...
China is the birthplace of wood block printing, and Chinese woodcut
painting, also the earliest ever invented, enjoys high reputation in the
Woodcut New Year picture is for the occasion of Chinese Spring Festival. It features
beautiful art design with bright, delightful colors. It ﬁts the mood of the people longing
for a happy life,...
Ping Village along the mid-stream of
the Yangtze River is a border area of
Hunan and Jiangxi Provinces, situated
right in between of the Dong Ting Lake
and the Pan Yang Lake. In 1980s, when I
set my foot onto this part of the world, I
encountered an overwhelming, massive
exorcist culture, with a general’s statue
every 5 li; and an exorcist ...