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2017/2/33 Poster, 'The Commune's Fish Pond', ink on paper, China, 1973. Click to enlarge.

Chinese propaganda poster

Made 1973-1999

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.

2017/2/33

Object Statement

Poster, 'The Commune's Fish Pond', ink on paper, China, 1973

Physical Description

Poster in landscape orientation, printed in colour. The image on the poster depicts two groups of figures standing in shallow water trying to pull in a long fishing net. The net is over-flowing with fish, which appear to be swimming and jumping directly into the net. Below the image is a caption in red, "The Commune's Fish Pond" It also has French and German translations.

Marks

Printed, front bottom right corner. Chinese characters, "86 - 624", Chinese characters, "Printed in the People's Republic of China".

Dimensions

Height

530 mm

Width

770 mm

Production

Made

1973-1999

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds from the MAAS Foundation, 2017

Acquisition Date

19 January 2017

Cite this Object

Harvard

Chinese propaganda poster 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 May 2019, <https://ma.as/547939>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/547939 |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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