Wonderful paintings of characters from 36 operas along with synopses of the operas....
|Title||:||paintings of beijing opera characters|
|Number of Pages||:||64 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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paintings of beijing opera characters Reviews
Absolutely stunning and a great first book for the new year. To put into perspective for those who are unfamiliar with Chinese folklore, imagine an art book depicting--in vivid poses and expressions--characters such as King Arthur, Beowulf, Joan of Arc, etc. with small synopses to the side, reminding you of when you first encountered these stories, whether that be through film, literature, or another medium. You can see the joy and anger and disappointment leap off the page. I'm still giddy with excitement, to be honest. Overall, the book covers many famous figures from the Qin Dynasty to the Ming dynasty in a myriad of poses and scenes. Whether you're a novice or a scholar of Chinese folklore, this book is a great collection of paintings that'll add to your appreciation of Chinese culture.