Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education

On the Connotation and Form of Toad in Folk Paper-Cut Art

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Xun Yuan
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Xun Yuan
Available Online May 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icadce-16.2016.62How to use a DOI?
Keywords
folk paper-cut; toad motif; symbol; form and connotation
Abstract

Toad shape has a rich form of expressions in Chinese folk art of paper-cut. As a traditional symbol of the subject, its application surface is very extensive. Toad shape shown by the aesthetic characteristics of a tendency to avoid harm and pursuit good luck and it is a kind of spiritual conversion into materialized. With a change of style after thousands of years, now it has been deeply rooted in the traditions among ethnic folk. Chinese folk paper-cut art with its unique charm styling vocabulary left us a distinctive style of shapes, and formed an important formation include lucky, praying, praying for child and so on.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Arts, Design and Contemporary Education
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-211-4
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icadce-16.2016.62How to use a DOI?
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© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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