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    In China, classes in creative arts are giving socially disadvantaged students new opportunities in life.?

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    CU young boy painting tiger on to glass
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    CU tutor PULL BACK TO MV people watching as he explains artistic points and methods
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    CU brush and palette PAN TO detail added to painting of tiger by another young artist (THREE SHOTS)
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    CU real tiger in cage at zoom PAN TO young artist painting
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    GV tiger seated on bench in cage
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    CU young artist painting picture of tiger
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    GV artists in classroom with walls adorned with glass paintings
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    MV artist showing detail of painting of cockerel
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    CU PAN scenic paintings of landscape in traditional chinese style on glass
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    Glass painting was a traditional form of folk art in Europe until the fifteenth century when it was recognised as a fine art and used by several notable artists. Recently, in the west, the method has been revived by such notable modernists as Paul Klee.




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    Background: In China, classes in creative arts are giving socially disadvantaged students new opportunities in life. Deaf mute students throughout the country are being taught various forms of art under a system of vocational training. Among the skills being taught to this new class of artists is glass painting.

    SYNOPSIS: This remarkable painting of a rare, Siberian Tiger, is the work of sixteen-year-old boy, working at a school in Taiyuan, Shansi Province. It is painted on glass. The young artist is part of a special class being taught this skill. He and his classmates are all deaf mutes and the schooling is part of a special, vocational education programme designed to enable them to enter professions after graduation.

    Teacher show how the colours, oil and resin or watercolours and gum, are applied to the reverse side of the glass. The colours shine through translucently, like jewels. Oddly, the method is not a classical Chines. one, but has been adopted from the west.

    But if the method is essentially a foreign one, the themes are thoroughly traditional. Tigers, like this one in Taiyun Zoo, for instance., have proved a source of inspiration to the great Chinese painters for centuries. Classes come here to paint from life.

    Work produced by these artist adorns many homes in China. While Western art has become heavily pre-occupied with experimentation and abstraction and Russian art is still emerging from the era of Soviet realism, Chinese artists have, since realism, Chinese artist have, since the revolution, preserved the finest qualities of traditional approaches while dealing with the new themes of life in an increasingly modern, communist state. These paintings, all produced by the artists of Taiyuan, show how classical styles of working have been adapted to show modern themes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAWI1L4OX1X2IJZRU028XVMVGF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAWI1L4OX1X2IJZRU028XVMVGF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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