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Lacquer painting regains charm

(seeyangzhou.com)Updated: 2018-08-21

Jin displayed his new work featuring Yangzhou Sanbadao, a distinctive local culture connected with three kinds of knives: kitchen knife, razor and pedicure file, which depicts Yangzhou residents' relaxing and comfortable lifestyle.

The painting was first coated with rigid materials such as gold foil, silver foil and eggshells. Then a special softening process helped these materials to adhere to the painting, hence making it flexible and easy to scroll.

"Traditional Chinese paintings can be made stroke by stroke, but lacquer painting can only be polished until all the layers are laid," said Jin Guiqing, who spent six months making the half-a-millimeter-thick lacquer.

To make his work more closely reflect everyday life, Jin often went to experience Sanbadao culture at traditional public baths and pedicure shops.

"Lacquer painting comes from life and reflects your inner self, but it's full of surprise," he said.

"I'm planning to showcase a series of Yangzhou intangible cultural heritages in the form of flexible lacquer paintings."

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A panoramic flexible lacquer painting, called Yangzhou Sanbadao [Photo/yznews.cn]




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