Applying the resin to inside of boat

Accession Number ART93133
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 27 x 39.1 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description charcoal and pencil on paper
Maker Le Ngoc Hieu
Place made Vietnam: Thanh Hoa
Date made 1965
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

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Four men building a wooden boat. Created during a period of socialist transformation and cultural revolution in Vietnam, such art was viewed by the North Vietnamese Government as a very important component in an ideological campaign that sought to promote a high regard for labour, collectivism and patriotism. Artists were encouraged to represent the front line troops as both heroic and vital to the socialist revolution and the ongoing struggle to remain free from colonial rule.

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