The art of resistance : painting by candlelight in Mao's China / Shelley Drake Hawks
- Hawks, Shelley Drake
- Seattle : University of Washington Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xvii, 286 pages ; 27 cm.
- Art History Publication Initiative
- Cartoonists. Ding Cong's true story of the outcast Ah Q -- Feng Zikai protests the giant hedge cutters -- Academy painters and president. Li Keran's luminous path through mountains -- Li Kuchan's eagle gazes far -- Huang Yongyu's eye talk -- Pan Tianshou's nocturne for a plum tree -- Communist idealist Shi Lu. Inside the secret notebook -- At cliff's edge -- From trauma to recovery.
- The Art of Resistance' surveys the lives of seven painters - Ding Cong (1916-2009), Feng Zikai (1898-1975), Li Keran (1907-89), Li Kuchan (1898-1983), Huang Yongyu (b. 1924), Pan Tianshou (1897-1971), and Shi Lu (1919-82)-during China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), a time when they were considered counterrevolutionary and were forbidden to paint. Drawing on interviews with the artists and their families and on materials collected during her visits to China, Shelley Drake Hawks examines their painting styles, political outlooks, and life experiences.These fiercely independent artists took advantage of moments of low surveillance to secretly "paint by candlelight." In doing so, they created symbolically charged art that is open to multiple interpretations. The wit, courage, and compassion of these painters will inspire respect for the deep emotional and spiritual resonance of Chinese art.
- 9780295741956 hardcover ; alkaline paper and 0295741953 hardcover ; alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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