Delicate Artistry

My family and I went to the Taiwanese Festival this year at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Whenever we go to this festival, we see something different. This year we saw some beautiful artwork:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Taiwanese Mask (1). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

The mask seemed to be made of a framework and with something that had the appearance of paper. What I enjoyed, though, was the delicate artistry that went into creating these works of art.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

These masks were created for the festival by Pai Jung-Cheng and are a representation of the cultural groups in Taiwan. The exception is the mask he created to represent the Canadian culture:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Taiwenese Mask (3). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

The masks lent an air of colour to the festival, and helped to create the atmosphere in the area. The delicate brush strokes of the artist’s paintbrush were at times bold and added even more to the impact of the art.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Placed near the eatery, these works of art could be admired while eating some noodles and spring rolls (the culinary choice of my children).

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Taiwenese Masks (5). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

I do not know where these large masks are now. But what I do know is that I enjoyed the sight of them along the concrete wall.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Taiwenese Masks (6). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

I look forward to seeing something new when I go back to the Harbourfront next year for this festival.

Do you enjoy looking at artwork of different cultures?

(This post was inspired by the folks at the Daily Post @ This week’s prompt is: Delicate)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

45 thoughts on “Delicate Artistry

  1. Your delicate post is beautiful. I do like looking at different cultural art, especially ones as colorful as these. It’s so cheerful. And we can use a little cheer. 🙂


  2. Great photos Colline! This is something I’ve always loved about Harbourfront in the summer – the multicultural presentations. I love art in general and I definitely enjoy viewing art from other cultures. You can gain a sense of what a culture finds important by viewing their art and you can get to know a little about others this way.


    1. Yes, you really do. It is always interesting to compare the techniques as well. I could imagine the artist here painting the delicate blossoms with fine brush strokes.


  3. Art, food, music, and more are treats from different cultures that can be used to educate. Let’s see … I like learning … I like culture … I like travel … gosh knows I like to eat! Beautiful pics Colline!


  4. Hi,
    Fantastic masks and I love the colours, you can tell a lot of work went into making these, they do give you that festival feeling, very nice, and great photos.


    1. They would certainly add to the festivity. And nothing for me is more joyful than being surrounded by my family. I wish you a wonderful time with yours as well.


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