Xuchang old man has two Guinness World Records rel

  • Detail

Xuchang old man has two Guinness World Records relying on rice paper. Release date: Source: Wei Du editor today: Yu Jia Views: 2807 copyright and disclaimer. Core tip: in an ordinary courtyard on Wuyi Road in the urban area, there is an old man in his 70s. The old man is a master of Arts and crafts, Xie Zhong, who has two Guinness World Records and is jointly awarded the title of "folk arts and crafts artist" by UNESCO and China Folk Artists Association. Over the past few decades, Xie Zhong has devoted his whole life to interpreting a different and wonderful life with rice paper and scissors

[China Packaging News] in an ordinary courtyard on Wuyi Road in the urban area, there lived an old man in his 70s. The old man is a master of Arts and crafts, Xie Zhong, who has two Guinness World Records and is jointly awarded the title of "folk arts and crafts artist" by UNESCO and China Folk Artists Association. Over the past few decades, Xie Zhong has devoted his whole life to interpreting a different and wonderful life with rice paper and scissors

recently, I walked into Mr. Xie Zhong's home to talk about art, recall the past years, and appreciate the charm of paper cutting art

I love to be born in a paper-cut family. I pick up leaves to practice paper-cut.

an ordinary pair of scissors, a stack of bright red paper, small indentation, binding and hollowing out. In just a few minutes, I can cut beautiful window flowers... This is the charm of paper-cut art. As an ancient and characteristic folk art, for thousands of years, paper-cut art has been closely integrated with folk culture and has become a wonderful flower in the garden of folk culture and art in China

talking about how he embarked on the path of paper-cut art, Xie Zhong opened his mouth: "I was born in a paper-cut family, and my grandmother and mother are good at cutting window flowers. The lifelike flowers, birds, grass and insects, and the charming Chinese Zodiac patterns gave me the initial artistic enlightenment."

as a peer of the Republic, Xie Zhong showed great interest in paper-cut art when he was a child. Xie Zhong said that on the first day of the lunar new year every year, people in his hometown have the custom of pasting window flowers and shed flowers. The colorful shed flowers and colorful window flowers decorate the countryside very beautifully. Influenced by the family environment, Xie Zhong, at the age of seven or eight, began to learn paper cutting under the careful instruction of his mother

since then, Xie Zhong has been deeply obsessed with the art of paper cutting. He takes scissors and cuts them on newspapers or cigarette boxes. He is a vivid pig and dog. He is very cute. "On my way to school, I cut whatever I saw. Sometimes I practice paper cutting with tung leaves." Xie Zhong recalled

At the age of 17, Xie Zhong left his hometown to join the army in Shenyang. "At first, I was mainly responsible for the daily life of the head. Later, I went to the logistics department to take charge of logistics support." Xie Zhong said

opportunity favors the prepared mind, and the God of destiny once again favors Xie Zhong. At that time, a folk art professor surnamed an of Northeastern University fell ill. Out of sympathy, Xie Zhong often chats with him and comforts him. Professor An was deeply moved. Slowly, the two people formed a deep friendship

later, Professor an learned that Xie Zhong loved the art of paper cutting and had certain paper cutting skills, so he gave Xie Zhong unreservedly the manuscripts of his arts and crafts works that had been preserved for many years. "The old professor said that this is something from our ancestors. Let me study it carefully." Decades later, Xie Zhong still remembers Professor An's earnest words when he handed the manuscript to him

Xie Zhong was deeply shocked by the exquisite patterns and exquisite skills, which also made him realize that the broad and profound paper-cut art is not a trivial skill, but a traditional folk art with a long history, and a career that can be worked for all his life. For decades, Xie Zhong kept in mind Professor An's earnest instructions. No matter how his living environment and work position changed, he never reduced his love for paper-cut art. He never put down his scissors and devoted all his life and enthusiasm to it. He has successively created thousands of paper-cut works, such as the voice of the century, so many beautiful rivers and mountains, and the quintessence of China's hundred blessings to welcome the Olympic Games

"it's a pity that Professor An's manuscript was lost after several moves in recent years. Later, I heard that Professor An had also gone to the United States and had lost contact with him for a long time. However, I will always remember him." Speaking of his first teacher, Professor An, Xie Zhong felt dejected

innovation breaks the stereotype of folk paper-cut and closely records the history of the times

for thousands of years, the repetition of folk paper-cut themes over and over again, the sameness in the form of expression, and the stylization and facial makeup of modeling are its major features and shortcomings. On the basis of long-term artistic practice, Xie Zhong compared and borrowed the achievements of different art categories, closely combined ancient art with modern art, broke the stereotype of traditional folk paper-cut, and created a precedent for paper-cut art to express social life and historical themes

over the years, Xie Zhong's paper cutting has been deeply rooted in the soil of social life, closely following the pulse of the development of the times, and constantly striving to climb the top of art. July1,1997 was a great day for Hong Kong to return to the embrace of the motherland. This major historical event stimulated Xie Zhong's creative desire

the cold comes and the summer goes, and the seasons change. After 18 months of hard work, the map of Hong Kong's return, which contains 103 famous historical stories, has finally come out. The vicissitudes of Hong Kong over a hundred years, under Xie Zhong's scissors, form a long epic scroll. In 1998, Xie Zhong was awarded the title of "contemporary artist" by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for this work. In the same year, Xie Zhong was recognized as the world's longest paper-cut work by the Guinness headquarters in Shanghai, and was recorded in the Guinness World Records

Xie Zhong has successively created thousands of paper-cut works, of which the largest is 36 square meters and the smallest is only a few square centimeters, which have been successively collected by national, provincial and municipal museums. Among them, the paper-cut work "love for mother" was once again recorded in the Guinness Book of records with an area of 36 square meters. In 1998, Xie Zhong was jointly awarded the title of "folk craft artist" by UNESCO and China Folk Artists Association

in Xie Zhong's paper-cut works, the auspicious, stylized and stable pattern of traditional folk paper-cut themes has been broken. People's legends can be cut, flowers, birds, insects and fish can be cut, and grand historical themes can also be cut. Some scholars have commented that Xie Zhong's paper-cut works are "majestic, with both spirit and form, coarse and fine, clumsy and ingenious, high pitched and simple, with beauty in rigor, and have the bearing and charm of a knife passing through heaven"

wish to pass on, carry forward, keep pace with the times and revitalize

for Xie Zhong, paper cutting has been integrated into blood and bone marrow and become a part of his body. Over the past decades, Xie Zhong has wandered in the ever-changing world of paper-cut art and gained physical and mental happiness and spiritual comfort. As an expert in Weidu District, in order to carry forward the paper-cut art and have successors, with the strong support of the Organization Department of the district Party committee and other relevant departments, Xie Zhong has successively set up interest classes in the paper-cut art in the Municipal Children's Library and the municipal Jiankang Road Primary School, carried out the activities of introducing the paper-cut art into the campus, taught the children the paper-cut skills free of charge, and taught them to learn paper-cut by hand. However, for spine surgeons, "I hope relevant departments will increase their support for folk art and pass on the art of paper cutting through an appropriate way. I believe this ancient art will be revitalized in the new era." His simple words contain Xie Zhong's love for paper cutting art

"no matter how tired or busy you are, as long as you pick up scissors and cut them on rice paper at will, you will feel that all the troubles of the day are gone." Xie Zhong said, "in 2018, I will strive to create more paper-cut works that reflect the construction of the ancient city of Caowei and the history and culture of the Three Kingdoms. At the same time, I also hope that more young people love the art of paper-cut. I am happy to pass on what I have learned in my life to the younger generation. I believe that the art of paper-cut will be more dazzling in the hands of young people."

this article is from the Internet. The copyright belongs to the original author. It is only for everyone to share and learn. If the author thinks that this is the right of stability of cooperation, please contact us. We will delete it immediately after verification


Copyright © 2011 JIN SHI