Mixed media painting with Chinese children on the run
Painting

Painting “Out of the Dark”. It shows Chinese children running out of the darkness of the years of the Culture Revolution into a bright future.

out of the dark

detail of oil painting out of the dark

A few years after the end of the Cultural Revolution, when I had the chance to live and study in China, I painted this picture: “Out of the dark”. (I’m not sure if that was really the title that came to mind when I painted it). In any case, it shows Chinese children who run out of the darkness, the “old” towards the light and the new.


At that time, hardly anyone thought this “NEW” would happen so quickly and even fewer could imagine what this “New China” would look like.

Recently, this picture, along with a few others of mine, was published in a book on the relationship between China and Austria over the past 400 years.

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