Friday, August 14, 2015
The Global Diversity of Silhouettes
This is a boring title, however, the message is that silhouette art history and silhouettes are for anyone, anywhere, and popular world-wide. Paper cut profiles and scenes are part of many religions, and cultures beginning, in caves (but that is really an etching) and Grecian urns (more of an ink-style, clay baked black and white drawing) to the Chinese paper-cuttings (we are getting closer to the real idea of a paper cutting of a likeness). Keep in my mind that this writer (Cindi Rose) has hand-cut scenes and faces since she (me) was less than 10 digits (8 years old). Silhouette as paper profiles is a French, English art. That is the art of the portrait hand-cut from paper, and around 400 plus years old. The art of live silhouetting has and is popular as wedding entertainment. The artists call themselves silhouette artist, silhouettests, paper portrait artists, paper profilists, and cut art specialists.