The design of the Beijing Opera poster was guided by the interweaving of visual elements with expressiveness in the parables that are characteristic of the Beijing Opera. Rhythm (singing), color (dialogue), texture (dance) as well as space (martial arts).
The attractiveness of visual art with a variety of sung tones is emphasised in the visual medium of the poster with variations in rhythm and tonal structure. There are coloraturas in the constant dialogue; the rounded singing fills the musical feel. The movement of the body in the dance requires exceptional capacity and fitness, which is expressed in the texture of the design surface of the poster. In creating a spatial illusion, the sublimity of traditional martial arts is expressed in the softness of their movements and the way they are presented in the world. The complexity and internal tension of the Beijing Opera is potentiated by the design and layering of various visual elements, including the use of a large number of different lighting styles.
All four approaches are the essence of the Bejing opera and were also part of my poster design.