Tongliang painter creates series painting “Tongliang Dragon Lantern” to promote the intangible cultural heritage
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Tongliang local painter Qin Yanguang is creating a series painting, Tongliang Dragon Lantern, including about 40 pictures which will be published this year. The series painting will show the classical Tongliang dragon culture and show the charm of Tongliang dragon lantern with pictures.
Tongliang dragon dance at Tiananmen Square (Photo by special correspondent Zhao Wuqiang)
Daru Long (wriggle dragon) (Photo by special correspondent Zhao Wuqiang)
A graduate of the Affiliated High School of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, the 72-year-old Qin Yanguang is a member of the Chongqing Artists Association and has created many paintings themed on the dragon lantern. To highlight the romantic charm of Tongliang dragon dance, Qin has looked up much information and visited dragon lantern makers and dragon dancers. He is now creating dragon dance paintings based on his years of experience.
Qin drawing a picture. (Photo by special correspondent Zhao Wuqiang)
The album includes two parts: Tongliang dragon and Tongliang Lantern, integrating traditional painting techniques and modern decorative picture styles, containing over ten kinds of dragons — like wriggle dragon, fiery dragon, bench dragon and straw dragon — as well as diversified forms of dragon lanterns.
“Tongliang dragon dance is a national intangible cultural heritage and is of a thousand years’ history, and is a distinctive cultural card of Chongqing and even the country,” said Qin. He said that the dragon dance and dragon lantern both have their unique technical features and artistic charm. He contributes to the promotion of dragon culture by recording them in paintings. (Translated by Ma Shuangshuang, Fathom Language Limited)