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Statement of the Impression of Chinese Festival - New Year

Statement of the Impression of Chinese Festival - New Year

Written by Luping Zeng 03/01/2011

Figure 1, The Impression of Chinese Festival-New Year 2010 oil on canvas 600x750mm

In this painting I showing the impression of Chinese New Year as one of multiple culture using abstract’s visual art dialogue - as for the people, like Christmas, Chinese New Year is the grandest festival of the year. According to Chinese tradition customs, universal from the Lunar New Year commence December 23 and end pending the New Year Lantern Festival, the fifteenth day, after about three weeks. This time of December and the opening day that New Year's Eve the most formal day and night can be supposed that the highlight of the Spring Festival. Spring Festival, in the custom which Chinese displaced from home, endeavored to get home, expect and big family meeting. This get-together customs of Chinese people at home and overseas are undulating down the first deep family. Although the changes with the times, the pleased contained in the Spring Festival is altering, people are altering the way the New Year, but Chinese New Year in Chinese being and awareness amid the situation is still unique.


The cultural crossing, Chinese New Year and the Western Valentine's Day together on the same day, the last time 57 years ago, in 1953. It also will emerge in the next 38 years after 2048. This year Chinese New Year and the Western Valentine's Day will chance the same day reasoned common public apprehension.

Chinese New Year to construct international, require to production when the center worth of Chinese culture, not only to allow it develop into a world "Carnival of the Festival" existing the "Festival of culture, emotions of the day."

Figure 2 014[Han] tomb murals "Juji travel map" 

figure 3 Like our ancestors Poster Pacific Peoples Project,   

The main structural for this painting that I was inspired by the 014[Han] tomb murals "Juji travel map” which most of this paintings a dramatic memory of a important activity’s scene, with sensible colors, such as the time of moved, pursue distinction, home enjoyments of the grand reception the beauty of calling progress, etc.; and I instead of the original painting hose to dragon, because symbol of dragon is characteristic illustration of China, and it was also depicting fabulous folklore with the context of history festival.                          

Figure 4, the detail of The Impression of Chinese Festival-New Year 600x750mm


The group of my aspect appropriated the “Like our ancestors” by contemporary art of New Zealand 1999, I want to link broad space to represent the influence wide ranging. Increasing of concerned about the Chinese New Year of aliens, like the Spring Festival, of course, should understand, but we be able to not just Chinese New Year stamps concerned to any country, set a few days off, the number of aliens observe, connect in enthusiastic parties to that Chinese New Year cultural that effecting is international as one of multiple festival culture.

It is also demonstrated the important contributions that Chinese New Year makes expanding global

contemporary festival now. While Asian cultures are distinct and diverse, many festivals of contemporary Asian culture show long histories of cultural and economic exchange and the sharing of religious beliefs.


Figure 5, the detail of The Impression of Chinese Festival-New Year 600x750mm

The aspect of dancing using myself portrait which it appropriated definitely Chinese characteristic custom’s role for explanation of enjoying festival emotion.   

Figure 6, the detail of The Impression of Chinese Festival-New Year 600x750mm

Situated the image building of Tian Anmen to involve how rapture in surrounding is the festival.

Figure 7, the detail of The Impression of Chinese Festival-New Year 600x750mm 

The approach was used by abstract representing to expand and searching the long history and broad global cultural linking.  


Figure 8, the detail of The Impression of Chinese Festival-New Year 600x750mm

I attempt It can liberate the characteristics of the object's form and spirit, frugal simple, mesmerizing.

In conclusion, in this painting represents Chinese festival about Chinese New Year which is the most essential feature of a country’s festival, although other festival, such as Christmas, is also important.   

Posted by Luping (Bruce) Zeng on 1/6/11 | tags: abstract figurative

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