J I N S H A N P E A S A N T P AI N TI N G I N C H I N A – TAASA Review June 2014


This article was originally found in the June 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 2, Page 7).

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Liwanna Chan I n the latter part of the 20th century, rural workers, untrained in modern artistic traditions, seized on a potent mix of economic and social factors to catalyse one of China’s most important contemporary art movements. Snakes, Lu Yong, 1980’s, painting, 75 x 69cm, Zhijiang Province.

Source: Jinshan Peasant Paintings, China Today Press, 1991 A new form of apolitical peasant painting emerged in the late 1970s in Jinshan, south of Shanghai, Zhejiang province.

Jinshan is one of the well known beautiful southern water villages...