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Title

People's army forever keeps forward

1972

Artist

Liu Yulian

China

1948 – 1997

  • Details

    Alternative title
    人民军队永远向前进
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    People's Republic 1949 - → China
    Date
    1972
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    photo-lithograph
    Dimensions
    61.5 x 50.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Shen Jiawei 1996
    Location
    Upper Asian gallery
    Accession number
    459.1996
    Copyright
    © Liu Yulian

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    Artist information
    Liu Yulian

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This was painted as an official order aiming at promoting the most famous song of the Red Army called ‘Three important disciplines and eight notes’ composed in the 1930s. The song lists all the disciplines which the soldiers of the Red Army must observe, and which had helped them earn support from the people. The title of the song and part of the verse appears in the upper part of the image.

    Liu Yulian, born in Shanghai, was a member of the Association of Artists in China and went to Helongjian's Beidahuang in 1969 as an Intellectural Youth (or Sent-down youth). He was one of the artists who collectively created comic strips such as Shang Hen (Scars), Feng, and other works which became the prepresented works of Scar Art in late 1970s and 1980s in China.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Provenance

    Shen Jiawei, 1972-1996, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, donated to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Nov 1996.