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Program Title: Hung Liu
EASC Code: CW-04
Series Title: World of Art, A: Works in Progress
Region/Country: China
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: Arts & Music, Biography
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer: Oregon Public Broadcasting in association with Oregon State University
Release Date: 1997
Running Time: 30 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "Born in China in 1948, painter Hung Liu was a high school student when the Cultural Revolution began. After four years of re-education" as a peasant worker, she received formal art training in the strict Russian Social Realist style and produced propaganda art for Mao's new society. Liu emigrated to the U.S. in 1984. In her work today she comments upon traditional Chinese society, particularly the subjugation of women. For a show at the Steinbaum Krauss Gallery in New York, she paints a series of works depicting the famous 'Last Emperor' and his court. The program focuses on Three Fujins, a painting of the Emperor's three concubines, which uses virtually all of the major principles of design and addresses the questions of unity and variety in both composition and theme."
Data Entry Date: 6/15/1999