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延安  Yán’ān (Yan’an)
  • China
  • 延安 Yán’ān (Yan’an), circa 1970
  • Life of Mao
  • Where object was made: China
  • industrial lithograph, flocking
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 169 x 248 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 194 x 270 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 10 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0016.07
Description

This image is a propaganda poster. Top left corner, we see a two tone profile, portrait of a Chinese military man. Top right, we see dark orange text. In the bottom half of image we see men lifting tools in the air on left and a tower, silo like structure on left with varies other buildings. A river is coming down the middle of the landscape described by wavy whit lines. The two colors used in this image are yellow and burnt orange. The background is a gradient/blend roll of these colors two colors.