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China’s agricultural production was significantly damaged due to a long period of war in the 1940s. This painting, “Farmers and Tractors” was created by Li Qi in 1950, inspired by China's agricultural mechanization.
Chinese artist Wen Lipeng created this oil painting “Ode to the Red Candle” in memory of his father Wen Yiduo, a prominent Chinese poet and scholar. Wen Yiduo was also a fearless warrior in China’s democratic revolutionary movements in the 20th century.
In 1952, Chinese railway workers made great efforts to manufacture the first steam locomotive, also named ‘August 1st’. The painting “Locomotive Doctor” shows the optimism and fighting spirit of the railway workers.