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Chinese Poster - The Old vs. The new Literature

Chinese Poster - The Old vs. The new Literature

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This wood block print shows the different characters from the major Revolution Peking Operas and Ballets invented during the Cultural Revolution period. Headed by Madam Mao, 8 major Peking Operas and Ballets were created, called the Modern Revolution Sample Plays, these operas and ballets portrayed the class struggles and greatness of People. For instance, in the poster, there were characters from the Red Lantern, the White-Haired Girl, the Red Female Detachment. Quotes of Mao Ze Dong says “The history is created by the people, though in the old stage (defined as any old literature that leaves the people’s art and literature behind), people were like leftovers. With mistresses, gentlemen, and old gentlemen governs the stage, this is a reverse of the history. Now you (people) have reversed the reversed history, showing the face of the history, the new stage of art has been created, and this is a cause of celebration” Mao Ze Dong. 31” x 21.5”