[ART OF CHINA]
Three sketches for ‘The art exhibition of the People’s Republic of China’ made for the exhibit at the Tretyakov State Art Gallery in Moscow, that was held in 1950. The exhibition was the largest exhibition on Chinese Art in USSR or Russia to the present day. Two sheets. 50x35 cm and 20x35 cm.
Three different sketches on two sheets of paper. Each sketch has the titles in Russian and Chinese, but the fonts differ as well as the design of the vases present on each one. The photograph in the middle of each sketch is mounted by hand. Each sheet is signed by Livanova by hand. The design of Chinese flags on the top also differ slightly.
The three designs were produced by Vera Livanova (1910-1998) - Soviet artist, painter, graphic artist and poster designer. She is best known for her work in posters as she was the maker of the first poster that proclaimed the defeat of Nazi Germany.
The chronological scope of the exposition was from the 3rd millennium BC. to 1940s. The exhibition featured both Chinese archaeological antiquities and decorative and applied art of past eras, as well as the painting of modern China in the 1940s. Some of the Departments included: old and new art; Ceramics; Bronze; Jade; Prints; Carpets; Enamels; Photos; Fans; Writing accessories; Bamboo; Engravings etc.