How did Chinese painting, arguably the elitist of arts, fare during the Cultural Revolution? To discuss ink paintings, socialist realism, oil paintings and the political upheavals that formed their backdrop, I’m joined by artist Arnold Chang and Curator of Chinese Paintings at the MET in NY, Joe Scheier-Dawlberg.
Whether chaotic periods produce the best art
The role of escapism in the creation of Chinese paintings
Painting, the CCP and the four olds
Why so many Chinese paintings have writing on them
Which university exhibited a 12 by 20 foot oil painting of yours truly without prior permission
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Outtro music: 良宵引, a Ming dynasty banger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s99gDVECTro
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