Art and Design, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Dec  2021, Pages 123-133; DOI:

A Comparative Analysis of the Visual Art Language between the Mud Dogs in Huaiyang, Henan and Huangpings Mud Whistle in Guizhou

Art and Design, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Dec  2021, Pages 123-133.


Ziyi Chen 1 , Chao Zhang 1* , Daojia Chen 1 , Xinliu Zhao 1

1 Art College, Guizhou University, Guiyang, China

Received: 7 October 2021; Accepted: 12 November 2021; Published: 25 November 2021

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Objective: The visual art language of “Mud dog” in Huaiyang, Henan province and mud whistle in Huangping, Guizhou Province is compared and analyzed, and the artistic value and folk culture behind it are deeply explored. At the same time, in-depth research, analysis of their respective background, emotion, historical origin and other cultural factors. Methods: This article takes Huaiyang Mud dog and Guizhou Huangping mud shao as the research object, discusses the functional basis, modeling characteristics, color vocabulary, decorative patterns, topic content and cultural ideas, and discusses the differences between the two kinds of folk arts and crafts. Results: It provides more theoretical basis for the extended application and cultural extension of traditional cultural and artistic elements represented by the Huaiyang “mud dog” and Huangping mud whistle in modern art design, and has played a role in the protection and inheritance of the intangible cultural heritage of folk crafts. Active promotion. Conclusion: It provides detailed and practical cultural and artistic resources for the protection and cultural excavation of traditional folk crafts such as mud dog and huangping mud whistle.


Clay Sculpture, Mud Dog, Huang Ping Mud Whistle, Visual Language, Traditional Handicraft


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