German Version


Picturing Power:
Art and Propaganda in the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

31.1.-28.2.2001 Universitätsmuseum Heidelberg

Let Philosophy Be Transformed into a Sharp Weapon in the Hands of the Masses
Rang zhexue bianwei qunzhong shouli de jianrui wuqi

Unknow artist
1971?, Tianjin
Models of militancy illustrate this pithy Mao quote and the point is made again by a mushroom cloud rising from behind the sharp red pencil grasped in a huge fist. This is another good example of Jiang Qing’s “three prominences” formula being applied, where the outstanding figures are the most prominent and the bad elements vanish from the picture.
Yiman Liu
Last modified: Sun Jun 24 10:55:20 CEST 2001