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La peinture à Taiwan des années 1930 aux années 1950 : échos artistiques du contexte socio-politique

Abstract : Between the 1930s and the 1950s, Taiwanese art, especially painting, reflects the changes in the political situation of the island and the shift from a Japanese government to the governance of the Chinese Nationalist Party under American influence. We can see two strands during the Japanese period, gouache painting on silk called “nihonga” and Western oil painting in an impressionist style. After the Second World War, a new critical realism emerges, before the tragical 28 February Incident of 1947 profoundly affects the artistic community. Then, after the withdrawal of Chiang Kai-shek into the island in 1949, Chinese traditional ink painting soon becomes a symbol for “free China”. Taiwan progressively opens to international trends and interprets in its own way abstract expressionism, which is in fashion at the time in the United States, in the very opposite direction of socialist realism promoted by communist China. Thus, the aesthetic choices of the period can largely be explained in light of the socio-political environment.
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Marie Laureillard. La peinture à Taiwan des années 1930 aux années 1950 : échos artistiques du contexte socio-politique. Monde chinois nouvelle Asie, ESKA, 2019, pp.70-82. ⟨halshs-02281162⟩



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