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Crystallization of Human Wisdom


Facial mask is a pattern of put-on facial makeup for traditional opera actors and actresses. For diverse performers and roles, of course, facial patterns are a bit different accordingly. The culture of Chinese Peking Opera is extensive and profound, and the facial costume is more a crystallization of human wisdom.

Different from theatrical makeups in other countries, opera facial makeup is peculiar to Chinese Peking Opera, exuding a characteristic and unduplicated charm. As a makeup artistry exclusive to Chinese opera, facial mask is an expression of character in terms of operas, and a kind of pattern in art. Over a period of more than half a century, opera facial masks finally shaped in fixed form, with the combination and integration of various kinds of opera facial designs.

Available at: Gongmei Building, Wangfujing

Address: No. 200, Wangfujing Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing


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