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Title

Mother's tears

1985

Artist

Cheng Mian

China

1933 –

  • Details

    Alternative title
    母亲的眼泪 [Muqin de yanlei]
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    People's Republic 1949 - → China
    Date
    1985
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut
    Edition
    2/6
    Dimensions
    69.0 x 54.5 cm; 70.0 x 55.8 cm mount
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., in Chinese, pencil "Cheng Mian (1985 Nanjing)".

    Credit
    Purchased 1992
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    186.1992
    Copyright
    © Cheng Mian

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    Artist information
    Cheng Mian

    Works in the collection

    4

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  • About

    The "Bloody Massacre" series of traumatized figures is a powerful condemnation of the horrific Japanese massacre of Nanjing in 1937. In using the woodcut, Cheng Mian unconsciously invokes the style of Kathe Kollwitz whose works were introduced into China in the 1930s by the great Lu Xun, as a model for Chinese artists seeking to make their own political and social comment.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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