During the Cultural Revolution, renown artists were force to involve in art work that glorified Mao and his teachings, the peasants and the ordinary workers. Factories were told to produce things that carried revolutionary slogans and ideas.
Alans Museum has a pair of vases made during the Cultural Revolution era. Instead of painting beautiful scenery and landscape on the vases, these vases (both left and right) depict humble peasants going to the field to work. This showed the government at that time put a lot of emphasis on simple ordinary folks such as farmers and workers. They were considered the heroes and pillars of the country.
|Peasants on Jingdezhen vases|