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A Chinese artist who is dedicated to the art of dough figurines

By Wang Ao (People's Daily Online)    13:21, January 27, 2016

Tian Suhan's art work—'wheaten food street'. (Photo/Cntv.cn)

With the improvement of living standards, people today show more interest to folk arts, making dough figurine get increasingly popular.

Tian Suhan is the fourth-generation inheritor of China's intangible cultural heritage — dough modeling of Tang style. He has learned painting since he was a little child. When he grew up, he majored in traditional Chinese painting and minored in clay sculpture and wood-carving in Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts.

Tian Suhan's art work—'wheaten food street', is the epitome of wheaten food culture in different regions of China in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China. It combines the architectural culture, food culture, market place culture, costumes and drama.

Dough modeling with hundreds of years' history is on the verge of extinction. Tian Suhan hopes his efforts can help pass down the traditional art of dough modeling.

Tian Suhan's art work—'wheaten food street'. (Photo/Cntv.cn)

Tian Suhan makes the dough figurines. (Photo/Cntv.cn)

Tian Suhan makes the dough figurines. (Photo/Cntv.cn)


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(Editor:Wang Ao,Wu Chengliang)

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