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Overwhelming "Rendering Change -- A New China under the Brush" Exhibition to Amaze Shanghai from 26 November with Artistic Recall of New China

M K Lau Collection
2015-11-23 22:30 2414

SHANGHAI, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- M K Lau Collection and China Guardian will co-present "Rendering Change - A New China under the Brush" exhibition to be held from 26 November to 10 December 2015 at Long Museum in Shanghai, showcasing over 100 selected paintings and calligraphy depicted during New China era. This well-acclaimed and overwhelming event has achieved remarkable success in Hong Kong and Beijing this April and October with heavy discussion on the artistic expression and historical significance of this special era across the art circle.

Lin Fengmian (1900 – 1991) - Steel Foundry; Lin Fengmian's Steel Foundry illustrated "The Great Leap Forward" campaign launched in 1958. Here, the artist seems to have stayed awake while the whole country was swept up in this nationwide craze: his painting solely illustrates the calm, orderly, everyday work in a steel plant.
Lin Fengmian (1900 – 1991) - Steel Foundry; Lin Fengmian's Steel Foundry illustrated "The Great Leap Forward" campaign launched in 1958. Here, the artist seems to have stayed awake while the whole country was swept up in this nationwide craze: his painting solely illustrates the calm, orderly, everyday work in a steel plant.

 

A Collective Work of Jiangsu Traditional Chinese Paintings Academy -- People's Communes are Great; Free Meals Offered People's Communes are Great – Free Meals Offered was painted in 1958. That was the year when "people's communes" were set up in China's rural areas. This elaborate piece of work does present a utopia filled with joy.
A Collective Work of Jiangsu Traditional Chinese Paintings Academy -- People's Communes are Great; Free Meals Offered People's Communes are Great – Free Meals Offered was painted in 1958. That was the year when "people's communes" were set up in China's rural areas. This elaborate piece of work does present a utopia filled with joy.

M K Lau Collection aims to explore New China's social landscape and promote multi-perspective art and history appreciation through its 25 years of top-notch private collection of Chinese ink and brush paintings and calligraphy from 55 renowned Chinese artists like Bai Xueshi, Cheng Shifa, Fu Baoshi, He Tianjian, Li Keran, Lin Fengmian, Liu Jiyou, Lu Yanshao, Qi Baishi and Zhu Qizhan, documenting those defining moments, from the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to late 1970s.

The exhibition is organized by theme and chronologically displayed. It begins with Lu Yanshao's Calligraphy - Quotations from Chairman Mao, an excerpt presented in white pigment on red paper for the perceived purpose of arts in New China. This is followed by paintings depicting agricultural reform and collective activity like Jiangsu Traditional Chinese Paintings Academy's collective work Peoples Communes are Great - Free Meals Offered and Wu Zuoren's Happy Life at the Commune, rapid industrialization like Lin Fengmian's Steel Foundry, Dam Site and Village Construction (II), Fu Baoshi's Spectacular Coal City and Lu Yanshao's An Emerging Industrial City, military endeavors like Qian Shoutie's two Wartime and Tang Daxi's widely circulated The People's Apples, New China portraits like Wang Yingchun and Yang Lizhou's Endless Digging and Bai Bohua's A Great Life! A Glorious Death!, as well as over 20 key paintings inspired by Chairman Mao's poetry or traditional Chinese ink and brush paintings from 1949-1979, portraits for leaders' cult like Jiang Zhaohe's Portrait of Lenin and Portrait of Chairman Mao, a collective work by Wu Zuoren, Guan Shanyue and Shen Yinmo, and powerful paintings during the Cultural Revolution like Liu Jiyou's Beijing Opera - The Red Lantern and Ballet - White Hair Woman.

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