The Chinese Opera Mask is a painting on the faces of actors in traditional Chinese operas, which is used in makeup and modeling art during stage performances. The situation is different for different professions. "Sheng" and "Dan" face makeup is simple, with a little powder, called "jun dress", "plain face", and "cleansing face". The facial paintings of "Jingxing" and "Uglyxing" are more complicated, especially Jing, both of which are painted with heavy paint and complicated patterns, so they are called "hualian". The facial makeup in opera mainly refers to the facial painting of Jing. "Ugly", because it plays a dramatic role, put a small piece of white powder on the bridge of the nose, commonly known as Xiaohualian.
There are several theories about the origin of Chinese Beijing Opera Mask. One of which is the song and dance drama that flourished in the Tang Dynasty during the Northern and Southern Dynasties of our country. It is also called Da Mian or Dai Mian. It is a solo dance performed by men to extol the merits and virtues of the Lanling King. , Is talking about the Lanling King Gao Changgong, brave and a god of war. To prevent his opponent from seeing his feminie beauty every time he goes to war, he wears a fierce mask and wins repeatedly. In order to praise the Lanling King, people created solo dances with masks. Opera actors sketching facial makeup on the stage is used to increase the character, appearance, and status of the characters they play, to achieve rich stage colors, and to beautify the stage. Stage facial makeup is the harmony and unity of people's minds and perceptions.