Postwar Asia

Art in Asia after WWII continued to shift in new directions.

1945 - 1980

videos + essays

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Song Su-Nam, <em>Summer Trees</em>
Song Su-Nam, Summer Trees

Song explores Western abstraction, but also embraces the East-Asian tradition of ink wash painting.

Liu Chunhua, <em>Chairman Mao en Route to Anyuan</em>
Liu Chunhua, Chairman Mao en Route to Anyuan

Chairman Mao is portrayed as a revolutionary leader championing the common people in this work of socialist realism.

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