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Pigeon
Cai DeFu
11 in x 15 in
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Cock
Cai DeFu
11 in x 15 in
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Door God
Cai DeFu
16 in x 8 in
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Door God
Cai DeFu
16 in x 8 in
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The God of Wealth
Cai DeFu
13 in x 18 in
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Snake
Cai DeFu
9 in x 9 in
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Artist Bio
Artist:  Cai DeFu
Biography:  Cai DeFu is a member of Chinese Folk Artists' Association, Papercutting Association, Industrial Art Design Association. His works began to join variety exhibition from 1987. A lot of them were collected by foreign friends and art fans.
Statement:  Papercutting is a traditional folk art in China with a long history and unique style.

The attraction of the traditional Chinese folk art of papercutting may lie in its apparent simplicity: a typical papercut requires no paints or brushes, only an ordinary pair of scissors or a knife, and a single sheet of paper. As the use of paper became well established throughout China, this art form came into being and has since enjoyed more than 1,500 years of popularity. Outstanding among Chinese folk arts, papercutting's influence in other fields and the number and variety of its products reveal the depth of its roots in popular culture as a means of beautifying the everyday environment of the broad masses of the Chinese people.

With its roots in the lives of the common people, the art of papercutting has a country charm, which is both simple and honest. Currently in China, however, papercuts are not only a popular art form, but have also attracted the attention of professional artists, who use these themes of everyday life to enrich their own work. At the same time, these artists promote the development of folk papercuts, increasing the variety of themes, and broadening the range of applications for papercutting. We can see the effects of the use of papercuts not only in paintings, literary illustrations, comic books, book layout and design, stamps, slides, stage sets, frontispieces and endpieces for magazines, etc., but also in the art of movie making, where vivid papercut cartoons bring a new spirit of youth and vigor to the art of papercutting as a whole.