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Study of Shanghai Paper-cut Artists’ Pursuit of Value and Paper-cut Art Form

Author WangChao
Tutor TianZhaoYuan
School East China Normal University
Course Folklore
Keywords Paper-cut artist Pursuit of value Paper-cut art Artistic form
CLC J528.1
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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The paper-cut is one kind of artistic forms, spreading for thousands of years in folk, it has a long history and also has a profound cultural background.The earliest Shanghai paper-cut began in the Qing Dynasty Qianlong and Jiaqing period from Jiangsu and Zhejiang, so it has a Jiangnan culture grounding. Then, with the opening of Shanghai port, Shanghai paper-cut, in the environment of economic development and cultural collision, gradually shows its own characteristics.Now Shanghai paper-cut developed into different forms in pursuit of different values of paper-cut artists. The artist insist on Traditional folk art, represented by Zheng Shulin, in his efforts the paper-cut patterns become Shanghai intangible cultural heritage and he greatly promote the development of the traditional paper-cut.The artist want to learn in the leisure life, represented by Zhou Ruomei, she take part in and make the development of paper-cut more vitality. The artist in order to explore the art, represented by Lin Ximing, his exploration of artistic expression promotes the development of paper-cut and make it became an independent school.The value pursuit of paper-cut artists influences the heritage and development of folk art and folk culture. They absorb the essence of folk art and culture, at the same time, they spread the folk art and folk culture as folk artist and cultural elite, and promote the development of folk art and folk culture.

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