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China as paradise (1972-1976)

Li Zhenhua - The brigade's ducks
Designer: Li Zhenhua (李振华)
1973, March
The brigade's ducks
Dadui yaqun (大队鸭群)
Publisher: Renmin meishu chubanshe (人民美术出版社)
Size: 53x77 cm.
Call number: BG E13/352 (Landsberger collection)

Example of a painting by a peasant from rural Huxian district. The Huxian peasant painters are propagated as examples of the innate genius of the people. In reality, these amateur artists are helped by professionals who have been sent to the countryside to 'learn from the peasants'.
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