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Yangliuqing New Year's paintings

Yangliuqing New Year's paintings
Yangliuqing New Year's paintings, Tianjin

New Year's painting emerged in Song Dynasty (960-1279) and took shaped and prevailed in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). As a millennium ancient town in Tianjin with pleasant scenery and convenient transportation, Yangliuqing Town is an old timer in making of New Year Paintings with a long history of over 600 years as early as in late of Yuan Dynasty (1206-1368), and has reached its prime in Qing Dynasty (1636-1911) that the works at that time were sold to various regions over the country. Even today, there are about two fifths of the residents in the town still operate this painting business.

Yangliuqing New Year's paintings are wood engravings which combine the woodblock printing with manual painting, and the processes include drafting, board framing, hand-engraving, printing, coloring or painting, and then mounting. The most characteristic of Yangliuqing New Year's Painting lies in its post production especially the process of coloring which spends the most time with various techniques. In this case, even use the same engraved board, paintings can be created in widely different art styles by distinctive ways of coloring.

The subjects of Yangliuqing New Year's paintings are in a wide range include historical stories, myths and legends, traditional operas, folk customs and amorous feelings, birds and flowers, and mostly all kinds of themes that close correlated to people's life. It is the rich content that makes the painting significant in art values and also precious in research of the history.

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Yangliuqing New Year's paintings

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