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New China artworks

New China artworks

1949–1977

Since the foundation of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Chinese artists embraced the construction of New China. They took Mao's dictum, 'Serving the people, serving the politics' as their motto, and their works reveal proud and happy workers and farmers. During this period, Chinese artists adopted 'socialist realist' modes of expression to depict the new face of China.

All works are from the National Art Museum of China.

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