Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Incredible art of papercutting

Papel picado work by Mexican self-taught artist Margarita Fick

Papel picado work by Mexican self-taught artist Margarita Fick

Incredible art of papercutting. There’s no doubt who first cut paper, the art of cutting paper belongs to the Chinese, as paper was invented in China. The art of papercutting later spread to other parts and regions of the world influenced by their own cultural styles. This Incredibly beautiful paper cutting belongs to different contemporary authors – talented and skillful artists Aoyama Hina (Japan), Bovey Lee (China), Elisabeth Bottesi – Fisch (Switzerland), Hunter Stabler (USA), Karen Bit Vejle (Norway), Tomoko Shioyasu (Japan), Ueli Hofer (Switzerland) and many others. I hope they can conquer your hearts the same as they conquered mine.

Belarusian Vytsinanki

Belarusian Vytsinanki

Belorussian paper cut vytinanka

Belorussian paper cut vytinanka

Chinese paper-cut

Chinese paper-cut

Chinese tradition in paper art by Bovey Lee

Chinese tradition in paper art by Bovey Lee

Chinese tradition in paper art by Bovey Lee

Chinese tradition in paper art by Bovey Lee

art of papercutting by American artist Hunter Stabler

Delicate paper cut by American artist Hunter Stabler

art of papercutting by American artist Hunter Stabler

Delicate paper cut by American artist Hunter Stabler

art of papercutting by by Japanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu

Delicate paper cut by by Japanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu

art of papercutting by Japanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu

Delicate paper cut by Japanese artist Tomoko Shioyasu

Elephants, paper cut by German artist (from website Atelier77.com)

Elephants, paper cut by German artist (from website Atelier77.com)

Exquisite paper cut by Swiss artist Ueli Hofer

Exquisite paper cut by Swiss artist Ueli Hofer

Incredible art of papercutting

Incredible art of papercutting

Intricate paper cut by American artist Hunter Stabler

Intricate paper cut by American artist Hunter Stabler

Intricate paper cut by American artist Hunter Stabler

Intricate paper cut by American artist Hunter Stabler

Intricate paper cut by Japanese artist Hina Aoyama

Intricate paper cut by Japanese artist Hina Aoyama

Jewish paper-cut

Jewish paper-cut

Linoleum cut by Eric Avery, United States, b. 1948

Linoleum cut by Eric Avery, United States, b. 1948

Papel picado - cut with different shape cutters and punches

Papel picado – cut with different shape cutters and punches

Papel picado is cut not with scissors, but cut out and slotted in different shape cutters and punches

Papel picado is cut not with scissors, but cut out and slotted in different shape cutters and punches

Paper cut by German artist

Paper cut by German artist

paper cut by German artist from website Atelier77.com

paper cut by German artist from website Atelier77.com

Papercut work by Japanese artist Hina Aoyama

Papercut work by Japanese artist Hina Aoyama

Papercut work by Japanese artist Hina Aoyama

Papercut work by Japanese artist Hina Aoyama

Polish paper-cut by Danuta Wojda of Lowicz

Polish paper-cut by Danuta Wojda of Lowicz

Polish paper-cut by Danuta Wojda of Lowicz

Polish paper-cut by Danuta Wojda of Lowicz

cut from paper outlines (Mexico)

cut from paper outlines (Mexico)