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    The silhouette is an arts and crafts techniques (Psaligraphie) and also the name for the result.

    This is paper or other flat material by means of a scissors cutting or special tools machined (eg cuttings) that either the remaining or the cutouts outline or both result in a vivid image that realistic or schematic ( ornaments ) can be.

    The paper cutting art, originally in North China located, is one of the oldest folk arts of China.

    After the turn of the century he had initially lost importance because the window glass paper to which they used to glue paper cutouts replaced.

    Each province has its particular style and its specific color scheme.

    In Germany, the silhouette was popular in the culture of Goethe's time and the 19 Century, dedicated to the art of silhouetting has Konewka Paul.

    An important representative of the silhouette in the Art Nouveau style is the illustrator Marcus Behmer, who has used his scissors cuts partly also as a template for ornamental designs.

    The German paper cutting art club eV dedicated to the care of this art and the archive of artist biographies and work samples.

    Even nowadays have classic and modern silhouettes her lover circle in the art scene.

    Known representatives of modernity are the scissors cut paper and artist Brigitte Prommegger-Weilguni and the Swiss paper cutter Adam Dario Keel.

    The Swiss Post has issued four stamps in the autumn of 2007, with designs by Swiss papercut artists.

    World champion as fastest silhouette artist ( Guinness Book of World Records 1982) is now based in Dusseldorf, Frenchman Jaques Maté (actually Jacques Matéo).

    In the 1980s, he participated in many television shows and had some prominent models such as Brandt and Kohl, recently he is still portrayed with scissors and paper fairs and Christmas markets.

    In 2010, he announced the end of the Dortmund Christmas market to sell his business.
    In Poland the colorful be Łowicz silhouettes cut.

    We also speak in the plural, to cut paper, or cutting, or even in reference to canivets small knife that can be used.
    We can not say exactly when was the art of paper cutting.

    It probably goes back to the dawn of time.

    It is practiced in China since before the invention of paper, the oldest attested copies back to the Han dynasty (-206 to 220).

    The technique is probably arrived in Europe via Persia and the Balkans: it is attested in Central Europe since 1600.

    Hans Christian Andersen known for his ability to produce carvings paper has left many of whom 1500 were retained by Henry Dickens (1849-1933) son of Charles Dickens in which Andersen visited.

    From the beginning of xix th century, with portraits, shadows, the middle classes begin to have access to paper cutting art.

    As later at the photographer, the sponsor of a silhouette poses.

    More it is large and complicated, more expensive it is: this is why the portraits are often limited to the heads.

    The photo will spread to the general public until 1884, with Eastman Kodak.

    In Switzerland, the paper cutting art is gradually spreading in the country.

    The first Swiss cutters whose name, from the countryside are known, lived in xix th century between Saanen and Country Enhaut.

    Among them, the best known are probably Johann Jakob Hauswirth (1809-1871) and Louis Saugy (1871-1953).

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