Monday, 7 November 2011

Chinese woodcut from the 1930's and 40's

Some woodcuts from the 40's, China was very poor and the world war was even more anguish. I think this linocuts show such a beautiful and compelling look at life in china that many people aren't used to seeing. Especially after looking at the Communist posters that gloss over the hardships of living in China. These images come from the book 'A Century in Crisis, Modernity and Tradition in the Art of Twentieth-Century China.'

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