Nianhua (年畫) CNY paintings

(榴開百年)

For many centuries the Chinese people have decorated their homes during the Chinese New Year (CNY) with brightly-coloured pictures printed on paper by woodblock painting.  I have published 2 pages on nianhua about religious pictures and symbols of good luck.  Please have a look.  May I wish you a happy and prosperous Year of the Sheep!

Five Kinds of Happiness Fly Out of a Vase (瓶出五福)
Five Kinds of Happiness Fly Out of a Vase (瓶出五福)

 

子孫萬代
Sons and Grandsons – Ten Thousand Generations (子孫萬代)

 

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One thought on “Nianhua (年畫) CNY paintings

  1. Hi Patrick

    Thank you so much for the interesting history. I have no idea of the term “Niahua” and more interestingly is that this tradition survives the different political agenda and regimes. It is in our national DNA !

    Have a nice outing today

    Best regards Dorothy

    On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 8:05 PM, “Patrick Siu Chinese Calligraphy & Landscape Painting 蕭燿漢書畫” wrote:

    > Patrick Siu posted: “For many centuries the Chinese people have > decorated their homes during the Chinese New Year (CNY) with > brightly-coloured pictures printed on paper by woodblock painting. I have > published 2 pages on nianhua about religious pictures and symbols of good > lu”

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