"pictures of the floating world”
- It shows scenes of harmony and
carefree everyday living.
- Ukiyo-e art was produced in a diversity of different
media, including painting and became an art domain of
the upper classes and royalty but later was also
produced by the common people.
- Is the art of paper folding.
ORI – folding
KAMI – paper
- Is the art of paper cutting and gluing.
21. * The goal of this art is to transform a
flat sheet of paper into a finished
sculpture through folding and sculpting
techniques without cutting as much as
* Origami butterflies were used during
the celebration of Shinto weddings to
represent the bride and groom.
26. Kabuki Makeup is also another way of face painting which has two types:
1. standard makeup –
applied to most actors
2. kumadori makeup –
applied to villains and heroes
- It is composed of very dramatic lines and shapes using colors
that represent certain qualities.
27. dark red
= passion or anger
= depression or sadness
28. The makeup and
significant to the
stories that were
1. Flowers and birds
3. Palaces and temples
4. Human figures
6. Bamboos and stones
38. SIX PRINCIPLES OF CHINESE PAINTING
established by XIE HE, a writer, art historian and critic in 5th
1. Observe rhythm and movements .
2. Leave spaces for the eyes to rest
3. Use brush in calligraphy
4. Use colors correctly
5. Live up to tradition by copying the master’s artwork.
6. Copy the correct proportion of the objects and nature.
is the art of beautiful handwriting.
Traditional painting involves essentially the same
techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush
dipped in black or colored ink; oils are not used. In
calligraphy, the popular materials which paintings are
made of are paper and silk. Poets write their
calligraphy on their paintings.
– has curves that rise at the corners of the roof.
These are usually reserved for temples and palaces although it may also be found in the homes of the wealthy.
Originally, the ridges of the roofs are usually highly decorated with ceramic figurines.
is a technique for printing text, images or patterns
used widely throughout East Asia.
* It originated in China as a method of printing on
textiles but eventually became a method for printing
52. Peking opera face-painting or
is done with different colors in accordance with
the performing characters’ personality and
historical assessment. The hero type characters
are normally painted in relatively simple colors,
whereas enemies, bandits, rebels and others
have more complicated designs on their faces.
54. Lianpuis called the false mask.
- Red indicates
56. Zhu Wen
- A green face tells
the audience that
the character is not
only impulsive and
violent, he also lacks
57. Zhang Fei
- Black symbolizes
fierceness. The black
face indicates either a
rough and bold
character or an
impartial and selfless
58. Lian Po
- Purple stands for
uprightness and cool-
headedness. While a
reddish purple face
indicates a just and
59. Cao Cao
- white suggests
and craftiness. It is
common to see the white
face of the powerful
villain on stage.
60. Jiang Gan
- The clown or chou in Chinese
Opera has special makeup patterns
called xiaohualian (the petty
Sometimes a small patch of chalk is
painted around the nose to show a
mean and secretive character.
At times, the xiaohualian is also
painted on a young page or jesting
to enliven up the performance.
63. * Decorative Chinese paper cuttings are
usually symmetrical in design when
unfolded and adapt the 12 animals of the
Chinese Zodiac as themes and motifs
and mostly choose the red color.
The earliest use of paper was made as a
pattern for lacquers, decoration on windows,
doors, and walls.
is the first type of paper
cutting design, since
paper was invented by
the Chinese. The cut outs
are also used to decorate
doors and windows. They
are sometimes referred to
"chuāng huā", meaning
65. A kite is an assembled or
joined aircraft that was
traditionally made of silk
or paper with a bowline
and a resilient bamboo.
66. Chinese kites may be differentiated
into four main categories:
2. Hard-Winged Kites
3. Soft-Winged Kites
4. Flat Kites
69. In China, traditional funerals include
burning yuanbao which is a folded
paper that look like gold nuggets or
ingots called Sycee. This is also used
for other ceremonial practices. This
kind of burning is commonly done at
their ancestors’ graves during the
1. Landscape paintings
2. Minhwa (the traditional folk painting)
3. Four gracious plants (plum blossoms,
orchids or wild orchids,
77. Mountain and Water are
important features in Korean
landscape painting because
it is a site for building
temples and buildings.
78. Korean masks, called tal or t'al,
originated with religious meaning just like the masks
of other countries which also have religious or
artistic origins. Korea has a rich history of masks.
They use it in funeral services to help banish evil
spirits and theatre plays dating back to the
79. Masks were also used for
shamanistic rites and were kept
within temples where they were
honored with offerings. By the
12th century, the masks became
part of elaborate dances and
82. The roles of colors in Korean masks:
1. Black, Red and White –
Bright and vibrant colors that help establish the age and race of the figure
2. Half Red and Half White mask
- symbolize the idea that the wearer has two fathers, Mr. Red and Mr. White
3. Dark-faced mask
- indicates that the character was born of an adulterous mother