8.00" x 10.00"
10.00" x 12.00"
Dan Chinese Opera Poster
by Richard Barone
Dan Chinese Opera by Richard Barone - 8" x 10"
Archival Matte Paper
Rolled in a Tube
Dan Chinese Opera poster by Richard Barone. Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
Vincent Van Gogh was influenced by the brilliant colors in Japanese wood block prints and even painted a reproduction of one, titled The Courtesan.... more
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Vincent Van Gogh was influenced by the brilliant colors in Japanese wood block prints and even painted a reproduction of one, titled The Courtesan. Dan is the name for female roles in Chinese opera, often referring to leading roles. They may be played by either actors or actresses. Exaggerated paints on opera performer's face which ancient warriors decorated themselves to scare the enemy are used in the opera; each color has a different meaning. They are used to symbolize a character's role, fate, and illustrate the character's emotional state and general character.White symbolizes sinister, evil, crafty, treacherous, and suspicious. Any performer with white painted face usually takes the part of a villain of the show. The larger the white painted area, the crueler the role.Green denotes impulsive behavior, violence, no self-restraint or self-control.Red stands for bravery or loyalty.Black denotes boldness, fierceness, impartiality, rough.Yellow symbolizes ambition, fierceness, or inte...
About Richard Barone
I was a great artist in the fifth grade, at least that�s what my fellow classmates and art teacher thought. My parents thought differently, however, and transferred me to a Catholic school, and that was the end of my art career. By the time I got to college, I was convinced that the intellectual search for truth was far superior to the aesthetic. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and hadn�t taken one course in art. None were offered, even though the college professed the "liberal arts." In a sense, I was on the same course as Robert Motherwell (philosopher to artist), but for me the end came in the jungles of Vietnam. Philosophy and everything that I had learned�all the teachers, priests, and professors�had deserted me. Except...
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