Meishuguan (National Art Museum of China): XIANG ZUGUO HUIBAO: XIN ZHONGGUO MEISHU 60 NIAN 1949-2009. 60 Years of Chinese Fine Arts 1949-2009. Beijing, 2009. 3, 745 pp. Colour plates throughout. 33x27 cm. Cloth.
Massive and heavy catalogue of a very large and impressive exhibition at the Meishuguan in Beijing held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Peoples Republic of China and showing offically-approved art produced during these 60 years from 1949-2009. In sections: Traditional Chinese Painting; Oil Painting; Woodblock Prints; Sculpture; Watercolours and Lacquer Paintings; New Year Prints, Posters; Picture Books and Cartoons. The vast majority of the material exhibited comes from the holdings of the Meishuguan which, as the foremost official art gallery in China, holds an unparalleled collection of material from this period. In addition to the more traditional works shown in the traditional Chinese painting section, there is a large amount of propaganda paintings, prints and posters. The propaganda oil painting, in particular, is hugely impressive. An excellent visual reference on the art produced since the founding of the Peoples Republic. Illustrated throughout in colour. Text in Chinese. Now out-of-print and hard to find.
Subjects: Painting Art
Available, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 154 in printed List 189.
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