Tag Results for: Opera  Found: 21 Results

Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Masks are extraordinarily important within traditional Chinese culture. Although there are various types of masks throughout China, one of their most popular uses involves warding off ghosts and spirits and suppressing evil (Xiaoxiang 89). Opera masks mimic the make-up styles ...

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Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Gallery Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Zhao Yong Qi’s masks represent Peking Opera characters and are made from clay and paper mache.

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Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Although he has students to help him, Zhao designs all parts of his masks himself. The masks are based on different Peking Opera styles. Most of the masks are made out of clay, but the ones that are light enough ...

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Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Workshop Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Twenty years ago, Zhao Yongqi came to Beijing from Hubei Province and created a mask-making workshop that has since expanded to multiple locations and at least twenty employees. Before he started making masks, Zhao was an accomplished artist. Zhao’s teacher ...

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Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Amidst the high rises of Beijing are several workshops of Zhao Yong Qi, a skilled Peking Opera mask maker. Zhoa comes from three generations of mask makers and has spent the last twenty years successfully earning his living by documenting ...

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Dough Figures: Zhang Bao Lin – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

The tradition of dough figures stems from the ancient art of making mud dolls and toys. With dough, however, the work can be much more highly detailed. Originally people used the figures as toys but they now have evolved into ...

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Dough Figures: Zhang Bao Lin – Gallery Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Through images in this gallery, you may watch up close as Zhang Bao Lin contructs his dough figures step-by-step.

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Dough Figures: Zhang Bao Lin – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

The artist begins with dough made from rice flour, water, and honey. Many times watercolors are either added to the dough mixture or simply painted on to add color. He starts to form his figures with a limited palette of ...

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Dough Figures: Zhang Bao Lin – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Zhang Bao Lin lives and works in a modern high-rise in central Beijing, but his talent and passion stem from over 2,000 years of tradition and culture. Zhang creates extremely intricate and delicate dough figures from his home and studio ...

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Gourd Engraving: Li Yu Cheng 葫芦: 李玉成 – Cultural Heritage Li She Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

The Peking Opera is popular, and its characters are often portrayed on gourds. Dough flower characters are also often related to the opera. Villagers often participate in the operas, which are held in the markets where there is a lot ...

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