The Art of Resistance: Painting by Candlelight in Mao's China (Full Production)

The Art of Resistance: Painting by Candlelight in Mao's China (Full Production)



I'm Shelly Drake Hawkes author of a new book called the art of resistance painting by candlelight in Mao's China and painting by candlelight refers to art during the 1960s and 1970s in China art that was not for propaganda as we typically see but art that was for personal expression or to express solidarity with fellow artists at a time when the political situation was very repressive actually many of the famous painters in China professors of the art academy were severely persecuted during the Cultural Revolution and it's not well-known that many of them still found time to secretly paint during those years and that private painting was very meaningful for them because it gave them the inner strength to continue their life as artists I'm here at the Lee Quran Academy of Art in Beijing China just a recently established museum and art school in honor of the distinguished painter Lee Quran who's one of seven subjects in my book specifically I'm in the room in which Lee Quran studio his desk and his ink brushes had been recreated some artists dared to call for less governmental interference and more freedom in the arts the Quran 1962 painting of a stubborn water buffalo suggests the spirit of resistance in it a cowherd insists that the water buffalo follow his lead but the buffalo tugs back on the rope Lee Quran clearly identified with the water buffaloes in fact his studio was named learned from the water buffalo and he painted the animal repeatedly as a self-reference a few years after the painting the Cultural Revolution would clamp down on any artist who championed even this reasonable degree of independence normandeau Tainan Padawan Ian tobias a leader honkin on – ichi-san eh – yeah now for the Fujian Jean Hagen what an delight Tashia is a fu da cunha condoisseur ho yo yo yo yo ke de tiempo en su video : de condor Hondo d'etat total beta – yeah Oh team Jala today fu trans ahora en su na pas beau anda that Jerry been so foolish another painting master I described in my book is Lee couch on famous for painting Eagles the couch on love to perform Peking Opera as a hobby and he was the first art professor to integrate opera performance into his art curriculum he saw parallels between the movement of opera calligraphy and freehand brush painting there's a film of Lee kichan painting this paint and he put paper on the floor and he stood in the midst of it with a big brush and it was a very physically taxing process and often his son Li Yin would sit beside him and help him by offering him brush or ink I'm here with Professor Li Yin he is the son of Li couch on one of the painters in my book and professor Li Yin is a distinguished member of the central Academy of literature and history and a professor at Ching hua University the industry Hoffer Union laboratory under the rock quality function to visit through the reading into the shoe box in Middlebury you know this is hard on children caduceus habesha ha ha gotcha Yosef is retarded su Guang so hopefully under his suit one European suitor to marry Oh Sooyoung yeah Cobo Center and a little Halloween show you know seppuku the Italian decision in fact a lot too crazy on phone so it had you push it around a year Arthur was Indian another painter named sure Lou has a very moving Cultural Revolution story his 1959 landscape painting with Chairman Mao looking out from a cliff criticized during the 1960's is now back on display at the China National Museum on Tiananmen Square in Beijing sure loose painting style changed dramatically in response to his persecution he still managed to paint very creatively even while suffering mental illness after his masterpiece was criticized I'm here in Xi'an with Shirley's daughter Michigan who's also an artist so you and your brother were there during the culture evolution do you remember some examples of when you watched your father paint you know what you do or temperature souchong puja or with a minion me an atrocious she's Lucy Hong Kong Hong Kong sure would you kind of either either shall profound otaku their makeup or family the trunk or how little polish an actual order using the trunk or natural de Tian Yi equal negative a drizzle reporter OJ's home decor deliver forever you cannot have a harder shot Superman Guan Eng burning ginger or Deucalion hydrogen a jelly bean ena otro Jiu Jitsu living Buddha Natasha to db2 0 ha yeongho nigra is Semyon say a general go to the Ottoman mhmm ha fanciful whorls a Jap canoodling Enzo Knievel no more to Alejandro De Aza Lydia yo buy you another needle well van engine believe in Israel to be on Italian either use the shanghai-based artist song sekai also painted secretly during the Cultural Revolution he worked on a Buddhist inspired project dedicated to his famous teacher the monk homie flasher called protecting life painting collection and this multi-volume project had the aspiration to inspire compassion and empathy for all forms of life from the tiniest plant to animals that humans typically thought of as just meat I'm here in Shanghai with mr. Fong Chien professor song I'd like to ask you about some of your memories of your grandfather mr. Fong Sakai many people know about the protecting life painting collection but I think there would be some very surprised to know that the fifth volume was published right before the Cultural Revolution started and the sixth volume was prepared even in the midst of the Cultural Revolution can you describe the situation around the final volume Jardin du and dig the trench Alan haha English Thank You Sonia since Erica Mena don't get next erosion due to bullying she need to talk to the sitting down so there's a little initiative no more the a joke with Alomar from census ha maybe 10,000 can't even get up file as three o'clock four o'clock earlier has yet nobody knows when consider to record the video chip Jocelyn they can't make us inquire if not for one or two it's just an uncle back here do you think the protecting life volume is his most outstanding accomplishment resources be jaw kannada falsified another issue that may actually don't have one when in the better children a lot of teachers opportunities traditional serious is half-eaten Jenga please I'll kill never Boober okay I don't that's a chink any woman to our nice little portion a whoreson he got the wooden shows the top sheets of yada necessarily the heads one to the tassel last agenda when she sent a woman the circuit perfectly she taught English take a shoguns oversaw the ocean solution to such as paddle to get answers to have pieces of the cheese to others perfect game or another people another doctor take a hot tub just paddle Oh Joey Patterson Lisa don't enjoy it half your coffee should share our joy behar in the art of resistance is a topic with relevance for all of us and I hope my book will remind readers of the importance of supporting creative people at home or around the world who are being silenced or bullied thirty percent abortion that gia targeted location you're infiltrating you know with look at your pretty partner oh hi great on the chin audience apostle giving with his a handbag what urban society cynical not on Taiwan Rosa what felon Kington which contributes the measles bill sanicu soniku sake upon what your what also make contribution nominee for magnet but also like the young generation of Chinese people to understand not happen to the cover of motion the whole generation artist qualities in the difficulty especially Paris you you

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