Scroll paintings in props department of the Shanghai Film Studio

From Brushed in Light: Calligraphy in East Asian Cinema by Markus Nornes

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  • Media Studies
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  • Figure 3.9. A thirty-foot long, double-sided cabinet in the props department of the Shanghai Film Studio is chock-full of scroll paintings. The scroll on the left features seal script; the one on the right uses a red paperscape with flecks of gold. On the right is a close-up of another work painted on a paperscape specific to cinema: the brand-new paper has been lightly sprayed with ink to give it an antiqued appearance onscreen.