Chinese Opera Goes Modern — Art Gallery

The Face Drawings in Beijing Opera


Chinese Operas, especially Beijing Opera, are recognised as one of the core cultural treasures of China. Face drawings like this picture shows, have fascinating meanings hidden behind. Different colours indicate various personalities of the characters.



Modern Fashion in Beijing Opera

Aesthetic changes. Many modern artists combine traditional Chinese opera with contemporary beauty concept. Many try to develop a modern-traditional Chinese sexiness and unique beauty. And they also ask a question: who says Chinese can’t be sexy?


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Modern paintings depict traditional features of this cultural form.

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Not only “high art”, Chinese opera characters are also turned into cute cartoon figures, to attract more and more young people to appreciate traditional cultural treasures.