The story appears on

Page B3

June 27, 2011

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Feature

Local folk art showcased at Baoshan museum

THE first exhibition of Shanghai folk art was launched at the Baoshan International Folk Art Museum earlier this month. With more than 200 pieces, visitors can appreciate various artworks with strong local and regional characteristics.

Unlike works made with luxurious materials such as rubies and diamonds, traditional folk artworks use comparatively inexpensive stuff.

Guxiu, or Gu-style embroidery, bamboo carving, Shanghai dough modelling, boxwood carving, Shanghai paper cutting, decorative lighting, Jinshan peasant painting, stone carving and rosewood carving are all represented in the ongoing exhibition.

Upon entering the exhibition hall, visitors are greeted by a stunning rosewood-carved Yellow Crane Tower. Copying the shape of the original tower in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, each window and door of the replica can open and close.

It is the most valued artwork among those featured at the exhibition, and according to Xin Yahua, secretary-general of Shanghai Folk Art Association, Han Huoming, creator of this masterpiece who is in his 70s, inspected the venue three times to check the humidity and temperature of the exhibition area.

Other highlights of the exhibition include a set of miniature Chinese traditional musical instruments, such as lute and zither. Although they are only the size of a human finger, each mini musical instrument can be played.

Visitors can also see a picture titled "Love China" made from empty soft drink cans. The artist uses the metallic-colored inside of recycled cans.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend