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2017/2/22 Poster, 'Chairman Mao visits to see a farm village of Guangdong', painted by Chen Yamming in 1972, ink on paper, China, 1986. Click to enlarge.

Chinese propaganda poster

This propaganda poster is an excellent example of Chinese political visual culture, especially from the second half of 20th century. It is also a great reference to understand the cultural context of a time that has seen extraordinary political and social change in China.

Summary

Object No.

2017/2/22

Object Statement

Poster, 'Chairman Mao visits to see a farm village of Guangdong', painted by Chen Yamming in 1972, ink on paper, China, 1986

Physical Description

Poster in landscape orientation, printed in colour. The image is a depiction of Chairman Mao walking down a dirt road in a rural area. There is a crowd of people behind him, all are smiling and looking at Chairman Mao. Below the image is a caption in red. It has Chinese characters.

Marks

Printed, front bottom right corner. Chinese characters, "86 - 582"

Dimensions

Height

530 mm

Width

770 mm

Production

Notes

1986

Printed

1986-1986

Artist

Chen, Yamming 1972

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds from the MAAS Foundation, 2017

Acquisition Date

30 January 2017

Cite this Object

Harvard

Chinese propaganda poster 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 May 2019, <https://ma.as/547895>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/547895 |title=Chinese propaganda poster |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 May 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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