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- Object: 燒毀地照; Shaohui dizhao (Burning up Land Deeds)
Woodblock print with oil-based ink on paper
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Height: 28 centimetres ((Image size) Royal mount)
Height: 32 centimetres ((Original paper size))
Width: 18.50 centimetres
Width: 22 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Burning up Land Deeds commemorates the Communist land reform in 1946, when land was taken away from the previous owners and redistributed among peasants. Leaping flames and stark black and white contrasts express the excitement of the liberated peasants and the village commune.
Gu Yuan did not receive formal training in printmaking until 1938, when he arrived in Yan’an and attended the newly established Lu Xun Institute of Literature and Art.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1986 Nov-1987 Jan, British Museum, 'Modern Chinese Prints of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Peking'
2010 May-Sep, BM, Dept of Asia, The Printed Image in China
2012 5th May -29th July, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ‘The Printed Image in China’
2018 4 Juen-Dec, BM, G33, 2nd rotation
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