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All About Quilling: A Millennial Art Technique

All About Quilling: A Millennial Art Technique

Several artistic manifestations began long before Brazil was discovered. Rock painting, for example, was a common practice among the famous cavemen who counted their day to day and invented legends through paintings on the walls of where they lived. Time passed and the human being brought with him the ability to create and develop works of art not only by painting, but by sculpture, cut and paste as well. One of the evidences that the decorative work emerged decades ago is Quilling and it is from him that we are going to speak in this article.

It may not seem like it, but the artistic expression began around here in the year 1500. It was this year that evidence of Quilling’s production was discovered: “There is evidence that in some parts of the Mediterranean coast, around the years of 1500, in houses of religious were executed works with strips of paper, with the purpose of decorating Bibles and missals “describe historians lovers of the art. In the seventeenth century, the Quilling was used to decorate walls, mainly to create the coats of arms that represented several families formerly. Many historians insist that the origin of this artistic expression does not yet have an exact age of emergence, one only knows that everything began long ago.

In Egypt

There are strong records that the Egyptians were great lovers of Quilling. The people of Egypt have always been very passionate about precise metals and used this artistic expression to give shape to objects and other decorative ornaments. The Egyptians used a technique that is now forgotten, since we have a lot of technology to worry about. Fine wire strands or precious metals were used to introduce Quilling to Egyptian manual art.

The 70’s

Many curious still research on the possible origin of the art and in which specific place of the world it arose. Many say Quilling was part of the artistic expression of many ancient civilizations, but nothing is yet proven by scholars. In the 70’s, Quilling was rediscovered by a number of historians and eventually arrived in Brazil. Nowadays, this method is a great success in national lands.

Filigree Paper

Quilling, as well as various artistic expressions, is known by another name: Filigree paper or paper strips. Also in comparison to other art forms, the Quilling had its ups and downs over time. The nuns decorated reliquaries and sacred engravings, adding golden touches and a lot of ornamentation.” It is proven that the Qulling had a great importance in the field of religious art. “The French Association Trésors de Ferveur preserves reliquaries made in the 17th and 18th centuries and is part of the” Objects of Faith “collection. This association maintains a traveling exhibition of some of these works.

Propagation In England

The religious characteristic of Qulling was maintained until its fame arrived in England, where the paper had already been invented. The country was under severe religious turbulence when art arrived there and there were many small, empty houses to create monuments with precious metals or more elaborate paintings: “The poorer churches produced reliquaries, to which were added engravings of the saints concerning the relic in the work, totally decked with quilling. “The historians explain. Therefore, it is possible to say that this technique saved the ornamentation of many churches that could not have much luxury in their interiors.

Types of Techniques

The Quilling was much produced with the aid of leisure, where coats and panels were created. Afterwards, the artwork went on to be made of tea cans, wooden boxes, screens, cabinets, picture frames and many other objects. Huge boxes were made only to store products made in Quilling, including many girls who were tired of sewing with crochet needles were saved by this technique: “It provides a pleasant diversion by stimulating the creativity of the female mind and, at the same time, leisure for an hour in innocent recreation, “used to announce the female boarding schools of the time.

There is also evidence that British kings and queens purchased Quilling pieces to decorate their palaces: “Many museums in England and the United States have exhibited quilling work done in past centuries,” said art researchers.

At the Vatican

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most visited tourist spots in the Vatican. What many people do not realize is that various decorative pieces of the church are made in Quilling. Many do not realize the beauty of technique and do not recognize it as such. “Today, paper filigree artists exhibit their work in art galleries in the United States, England, Korea and Russia,” according to historians.

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