Peking opera or Beijing opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century.
Chinese traditional painting is an art of Chinese profound culture which is independent of other fine arts in the world. Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Painting in the traditional style is known today in Chinese as (guó huà 国画), meaning "national painting" or "native painting", as opposed to Western styles of art which became popular in China in the 20th century.
This documentary gives an overview of the development of Chinese traditional painting by introducing the masterpieces of the most famous artists in history and their painting skills and the techniques they use. This documentary vividly describes the development of Chinese Beijing Opera , focusing on the introduction of facial painting, aria, prop and the appearance of an actor in humorous and plain language.
Now your family can enjoy a virtual tour of Chinese Peking opera and Chinese traditional painting in Mandarin Chinese with concealed subtitles in Chinese and English, a perfect way to learn Chinese language and Chinese culture. All the menu options are in English and Chinese.