The Luster of Wood and Colour - The Virtual Exhibition of Woodcut New Year Painting

As a symbol of Chinese new year's culture, along with the evolution of Chinese New Year customs in long times, the intangible cultural heritage Chinese new year painting have evolved into a special symbolic decorative art of Chinese folklore. They are important carriers of folklore dissemination, an artistic transmission of the good wishes of Chinese people's daily life, and they carry Chinese people's blessings, joyous pursuits and their dreams for the future.

This exhibition have selected 52 pieces (sets) of exquisite intangible cultural heritage woodcut New Year pictures from Zhuxian Town in Henan, Yangliuqing in Tianjin, Taohuawu in Jiangsu, Yangjiabu in Shandong, Fengxiang in Shaanxi, Hanzhong in Shaanxi, Mianzhu in Sichuan, Foshan in Guangdong, Zhangzhou in Fujian, Tantou in Hunan, Wuqiang in Hebei, Linfen in Shanxi , Liangpingdi in Chongqing.

They are classified into three sections according to the main folklore content. Digital methods are adopted to display the rich content and artistic charm of these Chinese woodblock New Year pictures.

This exhibition are using a 720-degree panoramic exhibition hall, videos of the printing process of New Year paintings, New Year paintings animation, etc. 

The sound of firecrackers and the spring breeze usher in a new year. Across the time and space of history, People’s pursuit of a better life remains unchanged. In 2021, amid the auspicious atmosphere of the Spring Festival featured by joyful sounds of gongs and drums. Let us enjoy the woodblock New Year pictures exhibition. To drive away the haze of the COVID-19 pandemic. May everyone be safe, happy and healthy!