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Title

Stone workers

1945

Artist

Wang Qi

China

1918 - 2016

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    石工 [Shigong]
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Republic 1912 - 1949 → China
    Date
    1945
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut
    Dimensions
    33.5 x 25.8 cm image; 34.3 x 26.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., in Chinese, pencil "Wang Qi 1945.9".

    Credit
    Purchased 1996
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    226.1996
    Copyright
    © WANG Qi
    Artist information
    Wang Qi

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    During the 1930s and 1940s in China, social turmoil and civil war fuelled a revitalise woodcut movement influenced by the potent prints of western artists such as Käthe Kollwitz. These new works graphically convey feelings of suffering and struggle.

    Li Qun and Wang Qi were seminal figures in the Chinese revolutionary woodcut movement promoted by leading Chinese writer Lu Xun as a vehicle for articulating the people's revolution from the late 1920s through to the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949. 'Drinking' (Acc.no. 199.1995) and 'Stone workers' are classic images of this movement. The latter is an excellent example of one of the subjects of the revolutionary genre in prints executed during the war against Japan (1937-45).

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.176., During the 1930s and 1940s in China, social turmoil and civil war fuelled a revitalise woodcut movement influenced by the potent prints of western artists such as Käthe Kollwitz. These new works graphically convey feelings of suffering and struggle. Li Qun and Wang Qi were seminal figures in the Chinese revolutionary woodcut movement promoted by leading Chinese writer Lu Xun as a vehicle for articulating the people's revolution from the late 1920s through to the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949. 'Drinking' (Acc.no. 199.1995) and 'Stone workers' (Acc.no. 226.1996) are classic images of this movement. The latter is an excellent example of one of the subjects of the revolutionary genre in prints executed during the war against Japan (1937-45). The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.176.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications