ART IN THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION

ART  IN THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION

    Price: $265.00

    Code: 1112
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Kubert Leung
    1997, 33 minutes
    Purchase: $265 | Classroom Rental $55

    Examines the Communist Party's rigorously enforced art policies during China's Cultural Revolution from 1966-1976, when pictorial artists were given strict aesthetic guidelines for the production of works designed to promote the ideology and imagery of Mao Tse- tung's illusory new society. Through a detailed study of paintings, posters and operas-from their color scheme to their treatment of light and shadow, from the bodily poses and facial expressions and clothes worn by the subjects-the video reveals how artists were politically mobilized, under the guidance of Mao's wife, Jian Qing, to promote an ideology of revolutionary purity.

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    "...a detailed study...World history classes studying China's Cultural Revolution would find this thorough presentation valuable, and older students interested in Chinese art may find it of interest." - School Library Journal