CPC 100 years: Art of the party

CPC 100 years: Art of the party

"The Art of the Party" series shows you the historic moments of the Party in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the Party's founding.

CPC 100 years: Art of the party
  • China's Border Troops

    The painting, “China’s Border Troops” depicts Chinese soldiers patrolling the Chinese-Mongolian border in harsh weather. Part of our ‘The Art of the Party’ series. China’s border troops have played a significant role in guarding the country’s sovereignty and security.

  • Red Crag

    This painting, “The Red Crag,” depicts the CPC’s wartime mansion, where party members strengthen their alliances in the War Against Japanese Aggression. The site would oversee a major betrayal by the KMT against the CPC, killing scores of soldiers, but serving as a turning point in the fighting. ...

  • New Look for an Old Village

    The painting, “New Look for an Old Village” shows the community of the Lisu people, an ethnic group in southwest Yunnan Province, with a new look after an end to extreme poverty. Part of our ‘The Art of the Party’ series.

  • The Guerilla Soldiers

    The painting, “The Guerilla Soldiers” shows the guerilla soldiers took cover in extensive farmland of tall crops during China’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

  • Support of the Frontline

    The painting, “Support the Frontline” shows the PLA managed to mobilize peasants to bring supplies and remove the dead and wounded from the frontline during the civil war between the national force Kuomintang and the CPC.

  • Unlocking Shackles

    The painting, “Unlocking Shackles” is based on Chinese artist Hu Yichuan’s own experiences, as a tribute to those who gave their lives fighting for the liberation of China.

  • The Glory of Liu Hulan

    Liu Hulan was a young hero during the Chinese People's War of Liberation. She didn’t betray her loyalty to the Communist Party when she faced threats from their enemies. She was beheaded at the age of 15. To memorialize her, a Chinese artist created a sculpture of Liu Hulan in 1951. Part of our ‘...

  • Revolutionary Ideals Higher Than Heaven

    This oil painting, “Revolutionary Ideals Higher than Heaven,” was completed by Chinese painter Shen Yaoyi in 1976. The painting shows Mao Zedong giving a rousing speech to Red Army soldiers as they crossed the Songpan grasslands in Sichuan Province.

    They made the journey between 1935 and 1936 du...

  • The Five Heroes of Langya Mountain

    The painting, “The Five Heroes of Langya Mountain” shows a historical event that five courageous Chinese soldiers fought invaders from the Japanese army on top of Mount Langya in 1941.

  • Battle of Pingxing Pass

    The painting, “Battle of Pingxing Pass” depicts the first major victory for the Communist army in its fight against Japanese invaders in 1937. The victory shattered the myth that the Japanese were invincible.

  • Force Crossing the Dadu River

    The painting, “Force Crossing the Dadu River” shows a historical event that Eighteen warriors were forced to cross the Dadu River during the Long March. It conveys how the Red Army prevailed against all odds to achieve victory.

  • Art of the Party: The Land So Rich in Beauty

    The nine-meter-long ink brush painting, “Jiangshan Ruci Duojiao” shows the magnificent mountains and rivers of China, depicting many famous landscapes including the Great Wall and the Yellow River, forming beautiful scenery and a broad vision. Part of our 'The Art of the Party' series.

  • The Origins of “Singing the Spring”

    In 1956, China was experiencing a rebirth. China's first Five-Year Plan for economic rehabilitation was being implemented. Influenced by the invigorated atmosphere of society, Cheng Shifa created the Chinese painting "Singing the Spring of the Motherland."

    Part of our 'The Art of the Party' s...

  • Finding a path to save China in early 1920s

    This lithograph was created by Chinese artist Wen Guozhang in 1978.

    It profiles some young progressive Chinese students who went to France under a work-study program in the early 1920s to establish their communist beliefs.

    They all later became the founding fathers of the People's Republic of C...

  • Great Strike of 1922

    This oil painting was created by Fang Zengxian in 1968.

    It captures the moment when Mao Zedong in 1922, then the leader of the Hunan Committee of the CPC, promoted revolutionary ideas in the coal mines of Anyuan in southeast China’s Jiangxi Province.

  • The Art of the Party: Jinggang Mountains Meeting

    The Jinggang Mountains, also known as the “cradle of the Chinese revolution,” is a landmark of modern Chinese history. In 1928, the battles on the Jinggang Mountains established a foundation for the victory of the Chinese revolution.

    Part of our 'The Art of the Party' series.

  • 1st Canton Fair

    China held its first Canton Fair in 1957, opening up a channel to boost foreign trade. See how this event was memorialized in art.

    Part of our ‘The Art of the Party’ series.

  • The West Era

    China completed its “Two Bombs and One Satellite” mission in April 1970, making itself self-reliant in national defense technologies. See how this historic progress was depicted in this painting. Part of our ‘The Art of the Party’ series.

  • The liberation of Beiping

    The painting, “The Liberation of Beiping” depicts the joyful celebration of the emancipation of Beijing in 1949. It becomes a masterpiece in the history of Chinese fine arts.

    Part of our ‘The Art of the Party’ series.

  • Yan'an Torch

    Yan'an Torch” is a classic oil painting created by Cai Liang in 1960. This painting depicts jubilation among the Yan'an people.

    This oil painting commemorates a fateful meeting, where the fortunes of war started to turn.

    Find out more in this installation of the 'Art of the party" series.

  • Tunnel Warfare

    To repel Japanese invaders during World War Two, Chinese peasants resorted to tunnel warfare.

    See how this guerrilla tactic was memorialized in art.

  • Zunyi Conference

    Zunyi Conference in 1935 was a vital turning point during the Long March. Leaders made decisions in the meeting that would determine the fate of China.

    See how this moment was captured in the art.

  • Chinese Red Army's Long March

    Chinese Red Army started the Long March in late 1934. Along the way, soldiers crossed 14 provinces, 24 rivers, and 18 mountain ranges. See how this heroic journey was memorialized in art.

    Part of our 'The Art of the Party' series.

  • May Fourth Movement

    May 4, 1919, is a significant date in Chinese history. It’s the day a student protest took place in Beijing and set off what came to be known as the May Fourth Movement.

    Zhou Lingzhao, a well-known Chinese artist, created a famous oil painting in 1951 entitled “May 4th Movement”, depicting that ...