Collections-in-Focus, Treasures Gallery
The authorities in the early decades of the People’s Republic of China used posters to instruct and mobilize the general populace. Artists at first adapted existing styles to communicate communist ideals but later the dramatic poses of socialist realism came to dominate official imagery. This peaked during the high tide of the Cultural Revolution, but other visions of prosperity continued to circulate. Together these posters trace the vicissitudes of political campaigns that continually rolled through the country.
Image: Shanghai shi chuban gemingzu, Yiding yao jiefang Taiwan/We are determined to liberate Taiwan! 1967, poster; 77 x 107 cm, Asian Collections, nla.cat-vn6454325