Current Location:
Section 34 (VS) -> Middle Shelf (VS34)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 34; Middle Shelf

Untitled (Harbor)

Artwork
Identifier:
2004.197.1
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Cut Paper
Date:
circa 2000
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Black, cut paper scene of Chinese houses and people in lower half. Water and boats in upper right.
Historical Context:
Chinese Paper Cutting or Jianzhi is the first type of paper cutting design since paper was invented by Cai Lun in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. The art form later spread to other parts of the world with different regions adopting their own cultural styles. Because the cut outs are also used to decorate doors and windows, they are sometimes referred to as "window flowers."

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
cut-paper work