Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Babies Absorbed in Sweet Bliss for Tranquility of Mind

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YOU JUST GOTTA LOVE VINTAGE COMMUNIST CHINESE PROPAGANDA. In an effort to show the perfect nation, the perfect people, the perfect... babies (funny, I do not see any females in this poster) this state-approved Chinese artist painted cherubic almost identical children. This poster, c. 1950s-60s, is about 29 inches x 22 inches in size.

What I also like, besides the fact that these fat little happy babies are wearing lipstick, is the fact that this work reminds me quite a bit of contemporary California-style art—funky, punky, hip and slightly surreal. Puppies, kitties, birds and fresh flowers—all absorbed in sweet bliss for tranquility of mind.

7 comments:

UnaOdd -Lynn said...

Also apparently baby nipples are taboo...all the posturing and placement to avoid showing them.

Christine H. said...

Wow...that's right, no nipples. I find these downright creepy. It could be a poster for a horror movie, where the babies just get bigger and bigger until they are toddling through cities, destroying buildings, pulling the wings off airplanes, causing tidal waves etc.

John Foster said...

I never noticed that the nipples were cleverly hidden... after all,that would be... well... sexual. Great catch folks!

Marta said...

I love the bright colors of the vintage picture, but is disturbing at the same time...Somehow the babies are a bit sinister.

ethan said...

Thanks a lot this, awesome post!
http://www.infusionart.co.uk/

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