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Socialist Realism Art in China

 

Socialist Realism Art in China

The People's Republic of China was established on October 1, 1949. The then new government set about creating a new art for the new nation. Art was only in service to nation building. From roughly the 1950's to the1970's, artists were told what they could and could not paint.

Four Beauties of Ancient China: Xi Shi

 

Four Beauties of Ancient China: Xi Shi

Xishi is widely been considered the most beautiful of ancient China’s “Four Beauties.” She is celebrated as a woman of extraordinary natural beauty with a universal appeal. Although many have praised Xishi's looks, there is but little mention of her notable virtue - she had a great love for her country and her people.

Chinese Paper Cut

 

Chinese Paper Cut

Chinese Paper cut or Jianzhi is one of China's most popular folk-arts. After hundreds of years' development, paper cuts now are very decorative. They can be pasted onto walls, windows, doors, columns, mirrors, lamps and lanterns in homes especially during the Spring Festival and wedding days. Entrances are decorated with paper cut is supposed to bring good luck.

Street Fashion in China

 

Street Fashion in China

We may be familiar with fashion shows held in Paris or Milan, but how many youngsters have the earning power to own and afford designer labels? Hence, the Street Fashion emerged as creative fashionistas thought of many innovative ways to DIY their clothes and eventually develop their own fashion sense. Individualism is what many people are after nowadays.

Expo 2010: Pavilions – Australia & New Zealand (Zone B)

 

Expo 2010: Pavilions – Australia & New Zealand (Zone B)

The Australia & New Zealand pavilions are centrally located in Zone B, the Southeast Asia and Oceania section of the expo site, and a short walk from the Chinese national and theme pavilions. Here's a look at their design themes & concepts.

Red Packet Designs

 

Red Packet Designs

The Chinese have a custom of using Red Packets as a gift for special occasions. It symbolizes the sharing of happiness and the giving of well-wishes. The designs on these little red envelopes get more and more fanciful and innovative every year. Lets look at some designs.


 

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