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The soul lacks the world and beauty? We take paper, scissors, and...

Very often we get into a situation when we begin to feel need of internal balance sharply. To find it, it is possible to use different ways and ways. Everyone has them the. It is possible to ask for the help art.

One of the technician of applied art - cutting from paper - bypassed practically all planet and absorbed in itself richness of world traditions of symbolics, a twiddle, subject composition. Why cutting from paper is so loved throughout centuries by the people of Asia, the Far East, Europe and America? Why this type of applied art was interesting to representatives of different occupation and social groups of society? Why it entered both in household, and ceremonial culture?

Convenient material, available equipment, expressiveness of graphic language, a wide choice of scopes of application (from the decorative pictures attached on windowpanes to pro-carved bibles). And still, despite sometimes very laborious work, this the pleasant, fascinating and calming occupation. You sit down to cut out, and gradually all external and internal irritants leave by itself somewhere, the confused chorus of the thoughts which are going on in eager rivalry about the most different “unsoluble“ problems becomes silent. At the end a job we get, in - the first, result, in - the second - feeling that our view of the world changed a little to the best (at least for a while).

Why it occurs? Here several possible versions of the answer: most often, working with paper, we create ornamental compositions (not important, we use elements, difficult on plasticity, or we are limited to a combination of strips, triangles, rhombuses), and the ornament is a rhythm. The rhythm takes away us to the world, “adjusts“. The symmetric compositions received by folding of a sheet of paper several times, having accurately expressed ornamentarno - the rhythmic center (a good example - mandalas, snowflakes) are also very often used. Such structure helps to concentrate attention, to concentrate, and at the same time as it paradoxically sounds - to relax, have a rest. And the process of cutting demanding accuracy, inducing to go completely to a chuvstvovaniye of material and the tool (it is so easy to make a mistake or the careless movement to tear thin paper lace) completely absorbs, but does not tire emotionally.

Cutting from paper is similar to the solution of a fascinating puzzle both in graphic, and in the technical plan. For the first time cutting interested me in the childhood when I saw carved templates which created skilled workers of the people of Priamurye for traditional embroideries and applications. They used both paper, and fish skin - the technology of cutting is identical.

By the way, about children: cutting from paper is very useful to development of younger generation. And in respect of formation of esthetic taste, imagination, expansion of an outlook, and in the development plan and improvement of coordination of movements of hands (in the course of cutting both hands are at the same time actively involved), spatially - composite and constructive thinking, ability to stylize and generalize the image. Process of cutting patterns forces children to consider, analyze, form skills of algorithmization and logic of actions in the consciousness.

It is actual also for quite adults. Only for us (adults) it also a way to consciously express the mood, vision of the world, idea, the concept, love to beautiful and unusual things. Someone can tell that it is decorative - applied cutting from paper - not art at all, and so, a hobby, entertainment for the missing housewives, that it is available practically to everyone (I deliberately here do not mean art cutting silhouettes: portraits, subject compositions, is a separate, special topic). But art is born from the simplest and habitual things on the verge between technical ability, own view of the world and desire to give it the visible form. It is one more option of expansion of the opportunities - to teach to see eyes beauty, consciousness - to turn it into images, hands - following consciousness, to embody them in material. And possession of - nearly the most important art. So, we take paper, scissors in hand, and... we study!