Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 2nd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 2nd Floor; Suite 2015; Between Rm. 2023 and Rm. 2026

Untitled (Floral Designs)

Artwork
Identifier:
2004.0199.1
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Cut Paper
Date:
circa 2000
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Detailed, intricate red cut paper, flowers and plants in center, framed in a border of other flowers and plants.
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