Thursday, 31 December 2009

Chinese opera--lao sheng and huan dan

Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm

Lao Sheng (old man with a beard: dignified, polished, official, scholar)
Hua Dan (flirtatious, playful female)
Peking opera roles fall into four categories: Sheng, Dan, Jing and Chou. The roles have the natural features of age and sex, as well as social status, and are artificially exaggerated by makeup, costume and gestures.1. Male Role (Sheng);2. Female Role (Dan);3. Painted Face Male (Jing);4. Comedy Actor or Clown (Chou).

Finished on the last day of 2009. wishing all my dear friends a happy new year.


Julián Andrade said...

strange painting but beatiful. Happy New Year

James Parker said...

Absolutely marvelous. You have a style that is quite different, but strikingly appealing. I'm fascinated. And welcome to my blog and thanks so much for visiting.

meaningful life said...

hi Julian
thanks for visiting my blog and your comments,i am glad that you like my work. sorry about my late respond, i'd like to wish you a happy new year.
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