The Woodcut Illustrations of the Story of the Western Chamber
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《西厢记》插图版画是中国古代戏曲版画的缩影。它的发展经历了万历前、万历至明末、顺治至乾隆、嘉庆以后四个时期。其特点表现为 :流派纷呈风格各异、画家与刻工的联袂等。《西厢记》版画的流传在当时具有重要的传播价值和舞台演出的借鉴与指导价值。今天它已成为一门独立的艺术 ,具有重要的艺术审美价值。The woodcut illustrations of the Story of the Western Chamber are an epitome of traditional Chinese opera prints. The development of this folk art can be divided into the following four periods: Pre-Wanli period, from Wanli to the end of Ming Dynasty, from Shunzhi to Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty and after Jiaqing period. Many schools with distinct characteristics appeared at those periods and painters and craftsmen cooperated for better creation. The spreading of the woodcut illustrations of the Story of the Western Chamber was most helpful for stage performance and reference. It grows into a branch of printing art with high aesthetic value. As an important part of traditional Chinese opera prints, it contributed greatly to the development and prosperity of Chinese art gallery.