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Modern design value of traditional decorative art (Part I)


traditional decorative art is one of the art forms in the history of human development, and it is also the most common art form in human society. It is not a pure artistic phenomenon. First of all, it is the creative activity of human beings to create things for survival. No matter in which era, where, or in each period of human development, the traditional decorative art can often reflect the cultural and artistic level of that era

with the ringing of the bell in the new century, mankind has also stepped into a new beginning in the field of design. In our country, after the reform and opening up, people have adopted the attitude of "taking doctrine" in various fields of design. It has basically followed and inherited the modern design concepts and methods that began with Bauhaus, the concept of functionalism, the style of constructivism, the geometric composition of points, lines and surfaces, and the concise and abstract style. These are widely used in various fields of design, and quickly become the mainstream of China's design industry. When modern buildings with steel frames, glass curtain walls and cold faces rise in the city where we live, and when we are surrounded by more and more high-tech products with the purpose of function, while lamenting that we have created a new modern life, we suddenly feel that we are beginning to lose ourselves in such a world composed of metal and cement

the development of modern science and technology and the application of network technology have made the regional boundaries where we live no longer exist. The trend of "globalization" also affects the design field in China once most of the screens are accidentally dropped. Design language and style are becoming more and more international. The multicultural system created by human beings is increasingly being eroded by globalization. What are we missing from the new design concept, what makes us worried, and what makes us feel hesitant on the way forward. It is a sense of loss that traditional culture has been neglected. What makes us not lose ourselves when shaking hands with the world? In the past, that is our traditional decorative art

the traditional decorative art has aroused the attention of the design circle again. As the traditional decorative art originates from life and tradition, it has simple artistic styles, such as lacquer painting, ceramics, clay sculpture, batik, paper cutting, etc., which reflect the essence of national culture. In modern society, it shows its unique vitality. In terms of design, it also has amazing consistency with modern design in style. Therefore, traditional decorative art has become a valuable source of inspiration for modern design. It is no accident that traditional decorative art is widely used in the field of modern design, especially in visual communication design. This phenomenon has actually formed a kind of cultural compensation

although the eastern and Western art originated from two different cultural systems, they formed different art systems. But in the aspect of aesthetic consciousness, they permeate and influence each other in the process of blending with each other. The western modern design and the eastern traditional decorative art have more striking similarities. It also reflects the value of traditional decorative art in modern society

I. modern trend of traditional decorative art, 6. impact head size: ф 12.7mm ф 25.4mm reflects its artistic value in modern life

1. Simplicity and generalization. The main feature of traditional decorative art is to "simplify" the natural image. In recent years, such as the folk paper-cut in China, this concise feature is very significant. The modeling takes simple and regular shapes, while the modeling focuses on the characteristics of its form and people or objects, and the design tends to be more planar. In the traditional decorative patterns of China, there are the techniques of turning a circle into a square, changing a curve into a straight, regularizing and geometrizing the natural form. The figures on the brick portraits of the Han Dynasty just used this method, which is concise and highly generalized, and also has the characteristics of planarization. This artistic feature is the same as the concept of modern design modeling. The "less is more" advocated in modern design modeling, and the "purified form" is just consistent with this feature in traditional decoration

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