cǎihuàzuò 彩畫作

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Terms

  • polychrome painting works (preferred) (English)
  • 彩畫作 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 彩画作 (Simplified Chinese)
  • cǎihuàzuò (Pinyin)
  • ts’ai-hua-tso (Wade-Giles)
  • polychrome painting works (lit.) (English)

Note (brief)

    A specific division of works that involves applying polychrome painting to architectural surfaces, categorized in the Yingzao fashi (1103). The Yingzao fashi details several schemes of polychrome painting works that can be largely divided into two types: (1) zhuangluan 裝銮 (lit. harness bells), which are images and/or patterns painted on components such as bracket-blocks, bracket-arms, cross-beams and pillars, as well as on wall surfaces; (2) shuaran 刷染 (lit. brushed-on colors), which entails less complicated designs and is limited to two or three colors used on the aforementioned surfaces as well as on doors, windows, balustrades (goulan 勾欄), pale fences (chazi 叉子) and other places not specified in the text.

    北宋官書《營造法式》(1103年)列出的一類在建築表面上裝飾彩畫的工種。《營造法式》中列舉了多種彩畫作制度,涉及裝銮和刷染兩類:(1)裝銮采用各類圖案、紋樣,多施於枓、栱、梁、柱等構件之上,也用於畫壁;(2)刷染樣式則相對簡單,限於兩、三種顔色,除上述構件和壁面之外,還用於門、窗、勾欄、叉子等処。3

Works Cited

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  • 3 ATTCAT 2018Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: Architectural Ornament

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Entry Title: 彩畫作 cǎihuàzuò

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