Paper-cutter celebrates upcoming Asian Games,剪纸师庆祝即将到来的亚运会
The “Big Lotus” (Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium) is central to the paper-cutting called Welcome to the Asian Games, along with the logo of the Games and propitious clouds. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Paper-cutting artist Su Hongfei from Haining, Zhejiang province, expresses her best wishes for the upcoming Asian Games through her exquisite craftsmanship, expressive designs, and rich color palette.
One example is a piece called Welcome to the Asian Games. Su spent more than a month creating it.
She said the color was inspired by the classic Chinese painting A Panorama of Rivers and Mountainsby ancient painter Wang Ximeng during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and the Chinese dance drama Poetic Dance: The Journey of a Legendary Landscape Painting.
The two-hour-long dance drama portrays the painting’s beauty through traditional Chinese dance movements. It premiered several years ago and has become one of the most successful dance dramas in China.
Another work, Colorful Asian Games, is on display. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Paper-cutting are used in China for ornamental purposes and are usually pasted over windows, glass doors and mirrors on holidays or special occasions such as weddings. They are among the most popular decorations for Spring Festival.
Haining paper-cutting art is one representatives of the 1,500-year-old Chinese paper-cutting art. It is a record of people’s lives and natural scenery south of the Yangtze River, mixing realism with creative imagination.
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