Ingenious cutting to welcome the Mid-Autumn Festival Lingnan paper-cutting art experience is sought after by “Laoguang”
China News Service, Guangzhou, September 13th, title: The art of cutting paper-cuts in Lingnan to welcome the Mid-Autumn Festival is sought after by “Laoguang”
“Picture-cutting is smarter than book-cutting, flying flowers and birds swimming near fish. Let him The spring breeze in February is good, and it might be better to cut out a weeping poplar.” This is the high appreciation of the art of paper-cutting by the literati in the Qing Dynasty.
Paper-cutting art began to sprout during the Southern and Northern Dynasties. It was popular during the Sui and Tang Dynasties. The art of paper-cutting in the Ming and Qing dynasties matured and reached its heyday. The art of paper-cutting has a history of more than 1,500 years and is a folk art with a long history in China. Lingnan paper-cutting is a folk art rooted in the local culture and folklore of Lingnan.
p >He Danfeng, the representative inheritor of the paper-cut project in Zengcheng District, Guangzhou, guides citizens to develop paper-cut art creation. The original intention-Lingnan Paper-cutting Art Exhibition” supporting activities, “Send Mid-Autumn Festival Dreams, Clever Cuts to Welcome Mid-Autumn Festival”-the paper-cutting experience class was recently held at the Guangdong Provincial Cultural Museum.
He Danfeng, the participating artist and representative inheritor of the paper-cut project in Zengcheng District, Guangzhou, came to the scene to guide citizens and friends in the Mid-Autumn Festival-themed paper-cut art creation. “Our paper-cutting works are all taken from the themes of life, such as crab and lotus, which means’harmony.'” He Danfeng said.
In the activity, He Danfeng explained the drawing techniques of paper-cut patterns and demonstrated how to quickly cut out paper-cut works such as crabs and frogs with bare hands. The citizens at the school were amazed at He Danfeng’s superb paper-cutting skills, and burst into cheers and applause.
In the on-site experience session, many students who came to participate in the activity were eager to give it a try. Under He Danfeng’s guidance, the citizens gradually mastered the skills of introductory techniques. After creation, a piece of exquisite paper-cutting was formed in their hands, and the works of jade rabbit, osmanthus, peacock and other shapes came to life on paper.
Many parents who took their children to participate in activities on the scene were also the first time to have close contact with the intangible cultural heritage technique of paper-cutting. After an experience class, not only did the children gain a vivid non-legacy lesson, but the parents also benefited a lot from it. “The children are very happy, and I have also learned how to cut paper, and I can cut paper at home every New Year’s Day in the future,” said a citizen.
It is understood that the Guangdong Provincial Cultural Museum (Guangdong Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center) held this experience class, hoping that through the exquisite and delicate paper-cut works, the citizens will appreciate the colorful Lingnan cultural and artistic charm and inspire them to The curiosity and enthusiasm for learning of Lingnan’s traditional culture also enriches the spiritual and cultural life of the citizens.
It is reported that “Red Praise Paper Sending Original Heart-Lingnan Paper-cutting Art Exquisite Exhibition” will be on display in the exhibition hall on the first floor of Guangdong Cultural Center and will last until September 27. (End)