Explore The Application of Folk Arts in Wall Painting Art


  • Qiu Chen College of Creative Arts, University Teknologi MARA, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Issarezal Ismail College of Creative Arts, University Teknologi MARA, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Ishak Ramli College of Creative Arts, University Teknologi MARA, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
  • Weiqin Pan Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Hamidi Hadi College of Creative Arts, University Teknologi MARA, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia


This study aims to analyse the inheritance of folk arts in the wall painting art as an example, and to propose the main measure for the application of folk arts in the wall painting art, to allow our country's folk arts to continue the inheritance while enriching the wall painting art form, and to encourage the integrated development of both. Folk arts refers to the art that is inherited and developed among the public. The purpose of folk arts creation is to beautify the environment and enrich the popular culture. Folk arts includes the traditional art forms of various ethnic groups in China and is the embodiment of various art forms. Folk and traditional arts are rooted in and reflective of the cultural life of a community. They encompass the body of expressive culture associated with the fields of folklore and cultural heritage. Tangible folk arts include historic objects which are crafted and used within a traditional community. It applies a qualitative, because of its flexibility in recording observations of elements of folk arts in wall painting. To this day, wall painting still has a large market in Chinese society, and folk arts has gradually developed into the most popular element. Overall, this study will provide an invaluable source of information about folk arts and wall painting. It will benefit wall painting designers, artists, researchers, art students, and scholars interested in studying this theme and traditional elements. 


Keywords: Folk arts, Wall painting, Inheritance. 


Apandi, W. (2018). Differences Between Mural Art and Graffiti Perbezaan Seni Mural Dan Grafiti. IDEALOGY JURNAL, 3(1), 75–80. www.sharjah.ac.ae

Asif, M., & Ali, M. (2019). Chinese Traditions Folk Art, Festivals and Symbolism. International Journal of Research Available, 6(1), 1–20. https://pen2print.org/index.php/ijr/

Cheng, H. (2023). “乡村振兴”背景下当代壁画(墙绘)的生存机制与问题探究:以南充市为例[The survival mechanism and problems of contemporary mural painting under the background of “rural revitalization” : A case study of Nanchong City]. 大众文艺[Da Zhong Wen Yi]. https://doi.org/10.20112/j.cnki.ISSN1007-5828.2023.12.016

Chu, Q. (2000). 中国壁画史[History of Chinese mural painting]. 北京工艺美术出版社[Beijing Gongyi Meishu Chubanshe].

Fan, X. (2016). 民间艺术在现代壁画中的表现研究[The Performance research of Folk Art in the Modern Murals] [Thesis, HEBEI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY]. https://chn.oversea.cnki.net/KCMS/detail/detail.aspx?dbcode=CMFD&dbname=CMFD201701&filename=1016190665.nh&uniplatform=OVERSEA&v=SxckdJ-vinT0fZZL3yALYY49IhJ-MAaxc8gB6FBiTHy_YCIhm5AFzSWymhpFTdfE

Ghosh, S. (2020). Madhubani Painting—Vibrant Folk Art of Mithila. Art and Design Review, 08(02), 61–78. https://doi.org/10.4236/adr.2020.82005

Komarovskaya, P. (2017). Chinese Peasant painting (Nongminhua): History milestones and main production centers. In Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta, Filosofiia i Konfliktologiia (Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 107–114). Saint Petersburg State University. https://doi.org/10.21638/11701/spbu17.2017.111

Liu, W., & Meng, J. (2018). 乡村墙绘中农民画的应用研究[Research on the application of peasant painting in rural wall painting]. 书画视界[Shu Hua Shi Jie].

Rekha, N. (2010). From folk art to fine art: changing paradigms in the historiography of Maithil painting*. Journal of Art Historiography, 2.

Roslan, A., & Bakar, S. (2019). Contemporary Colours in Artworks. IDEALOGY JOURNAL, 4(2), 20–27.

Rusli, H., & Zali, A. (2020). Adaptation of Malay Folklore Tales (Si Luncai) In Printmaking. IDEALOGY JOURNAL, 5(1).

Song, J., & Shi, S. (2022). 探究民间美术在墙体彩绘艺术中的应用[Learn the application of folk art in wall painting art]. ART EDUCATION RESEARCH.

Tringham, S., & Rickerby, S. (2020). Challenges of Conserving Wall Paintings: A 30-Year Perspective. Studies in Conservation, 65(S1), 327–332. https://doi.org/10.1080/00393630.2020.1770418

Yi, J. (2003). 民族民间艺术色彩的比较[Comparison of colors of national folk art]. Minzu Tribune. https://doi.org/10.19683/j.cnki.mzlt.2003.12.018

Zhang, R., & Zhao, X. (2020). The application of folk art with virtual reality technology in visual communication. Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, 26(4), 783–793. https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2020.010113

Zhang, X., & Wang, L. (2022). 乡村振兴背景下文化墙会的价值与发展[The Value and Development of Cultural Wall Painting in the Context of Rural Revitalization]. Journal of Xianyang Normal University, 37(3).

Zhang, Y. (2009). 壁画[Mural painting]. 西南师范大学出版社[Southwest Normal University Press].

Zhao, Z., & Yang, G. (2014). 民间艺术资源在壁画创作中的传承与发展[Inheritance and development of folk art resources in mural painting creation]. 大众文艺[Da Zhong Wen Yi].

Zou, W., & Yeo, S. Y. (2022). Investigation on the Painting Materials and Profile Structures Used in Ancient Chinese Folk Architectural Paintings by Multiple Analytical Methods. Coatings, 12(3). https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings12030320
How to Cite
CHEN, Qiu et al. Explore The Application of Folk Arts in Wall Painting Art. Idealogy Journal, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, apr. 2024. ISSN 2550-214X. Available at: <https://idealogyjournal.com/ojs/index.php/idealogy/article/view/537>. Date accessed: 22 july 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/idealogy.v9i1.537.