Paper Cut Animation: Chinese New Year

 

 

 

Based on the story of “Nian” (Year Monster), paper cut animation Chinese New Year presents the cultural background of the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), that is, ringing in a new year, showing gratitude with blessings, harmonious family reunion and looking forward to the future. It expresses the common ideals, wishes and visions of humanity. With the paper cut works of national-level intangible heritage inheritor Fu Zhao’e as source of inspiration, the short film integrates paper cut into two-dimensional animation with innovative means to showcase the rich cultural and folk charms of the Spring Festival.

 

Paper Cut Animation Chinese New Year

 

 

 
The Luster of Wood and Color: Virtual Exhibition of Woodcut New Year Painting

 

 

 

As a symbol of Chinese new year culture, intangible cultural heritage Chinese new year painting has evolved into a special symbolic decorative art of Chinese folklore along with the evolution of Chinese New Year customs over time. They are important carriers of folklore dissemination, an artistic transmission of the good wishes of Chinese people’s daily life, and representations of Chinese people’s blessings, joyous pursuits and their dreams for the future.

 

The Luster of Wood and Color: Virtual Exhibition of Woodcut New Year Painting

 

 

This exhibition selects 52 pieces/sets of exquisite intangible cultural heritage woodcut new year paintings from Zhuxianzhen in Henan, Yangliuqing in Tianjin, Taohuawu in Jiangsu, Yangjiabu in Shandong, Fengxiang in Shaanxi, Hanzhong in Shaanxi, Mianzhu in Sichuan, Foshan in Guangdong, Zhangzhou in Fujian, Tantou in Hunan, Wuqiang in Hebei, Linfen in Shanxi and Liangping in Chongqing. According to the theme, they are divided into three sections: praying for good fortune, warding off evil spirits and eliminating disasters; myths and legends, drama stories; folk customs and city life, which aim to show the rich folk customs and artistic charm of Chinese woodcut new year paintings. The display methods are 720-degree panoramic exhibition hall, video demonstration of the printing process, new year painting downloading, new year painting animation, 720-degree engraving display, etc.

 

Exhibition entrance:

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An Auspicious Beginning: Celebrating The Spring Festival with Woodblock Painting

 

 

Zhejiang is one of the hometowns of woodblock new year paintings. Jinhua Woodblock New Year Painting Museum is the only “Chinese Innovative New Year Painting Base” in China. The following course starts from traditional Chinese new year paintings,  telling the story behind the God of Doors and other Chinese traditional folk customs and culture, displaying new year paintings of the new era and showing you how to make a traditional woodblock new year painting.

 

An Auspicious Beginning: Celebrating The Spring Festival with Woodblock Painting

 

 


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