Chigirie - Paper Meets Mosaic
Note: I haven't been announcing the winners of my monthly art giveaways on the blog here, but they are still going on. Last month's winner of a small mosaic box was Ms. Merry Mobiley from Richmond, Va. _______________________________________________________________________________________ The Japanese art of painting with paper called, "Chigirie", creates soft, delicate mosaic collages, usually of landscapes or flora by applying thin, delicate layers of paper on a thicker paper base until…
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A Look at Chigiri-e Japanese Paper Art
Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form that utilizes handmade colored paper that is torn to make various images. The first I look at one of these pieces I was about 15 feet away. The finished image actually looked a water color piece, until I got close to the image. Chigiri-e images are often realistic or abstract images, such as the rose above. The technique involves tearing handmade colored paper into small abstract shapes to create images. Then these torn pieces of paper are glue down onto the…
Preview: Chigiri-e Japanese Art Workshop @ The Japan Society Fri Sep. 9 at 6:30PM
For this hands-on evening of fun at Japan Society, let visiting experts from Gifu guide you to making your own higiri-e masterpieces!