Exhibition celebrates 95th anniversary of Communist Party of China
Updated: 2016-07-12 07:11
By Lin Qi(China Daily)
Tang Yihe's oil painting July 7, 1937. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Tang portrayed a group of college students who march along a street calling for people to stand up against the approaching invaders. The students in the picture were modeled on those who attended Wuchang Fine Arts School in Wuhan, in Central China's Hubei province, where Tang had taught since graduating from Paris' National School of Fine Arts in 1934.
The painting Tang produced in 1940 was a draft intended for a huge piece of work. But he was unable to do the work because of the war and a shortage of material.