Wuqiang New Year picture, a folk art form originating from Wuqiang County, Hebei Province, is unique in China because of its distinctive local flavor.
The New Year picture have been evolving with the influences of pristine tillage method, Buddhism thoughts, traditional ideas and customs. It boasts filled composition, straightforward line, bright color, exaggerated decoration so it is the leader among folk New Year pictures.
Except for folk life, its theme also reflects the major changes of times to show people’s concern of state affairs and expectation towards a better life.
Years of elaboration has endowed Wuqiang New Year pictures with its own style and genre, and it can be on a par with Tianjin Yangliuqing picture, Shandong Weifang pictures, Jiangsu Taohuawu pictures, Sichuan Mianzhu pictures and Henan Zhuxianzhen pictures. It is also regarded as a symbol of Hebei art, its profound folk background and unique art form have won it global fame.