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The Study on Female Artisan of Huishan Clay Figurine

Author ZhouJia
Tutor YangYang
School Tsinghua University
Course Art of Design
Keywords Huishan clay figurine female artisan the language of the clay sculpture moulding clay figures colored drawing
CLC J314.7
Type Master's thesis
Year 2007
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As a type of traditional folk art, Huishan clay figurine comes from among the people and is very popular as well. It is of a great variety, and it has its own special artistic style. The elder generations of Wuxi created the famous cultural accomplishments with their diligent and wisdom. The folk artists, through long-time practice, with the Huishan clay as the material, have found out experiences in making clay figurines. So first of all,the article is about the history of Huishan clay figurine. Secondly, we proceed with the inheritting of female artisans’ subject matter according to time sequence. Along with the development of production, female artisans have been handed on this traditional technical skill from male artisans. Besides, they are the inheritors of such excellent Chinese historical and cultural traditions. Besides we choos four famous female artisans of Huishan clay figurine and analyze the graceful and restrained touching fundamental keys of women made the artistic style that radiant splendor appeared in modern. In a word, the female artisans and their works of Huishan clay figurine added a unique scenic for Chinese folk arts. Those female artisans were unique in modern China and they played an important role in the succeeding of art types and Wu Culture.

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