Shelley Drake Hawks presents The Art of the Resistance: Painting by Candlelight in Mao's China

The story of art in opposition is honorable and time-honored, and with an eye toward recent developments in Chinese culture, Shelley Drake Hawks presents The Art of the Resistance: Painting by Candlelight in Mao's China (University of Washington Press). Revealing the creative struggles of seven painters active during the stark decade of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) — only one of whom, Huang Yongyu, is still alive — the book shows how the creative urge resists oppression, flowering even under the flickering light of a candle, in the process tapping into symbols, images and themes that supersede all kinds of grinding authoritarianism.
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