Illustration: ill. 5.6 Author: Tang Xiaohe (1941–), Cheng Li (1941–)唐小禾, 程犁 Date: 1972 Genre: painting, propaganda poster Material: scan, paper, colour; original source: oil on canvas Source: Andrews 1994: Andrews, Julia. Painters and Politics in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1979. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994:plate 10 insert between page 200/201. Courtesy: University of California Press Berkeley HeidICON Image ID: 52128 Keywords: Mao portrait, children, Yangzi, swimming
The painting "Forging ahead in Wind and Waves" (在大风大浪中前进) created by painting couple Tang Xiaohe 唐小禾 (1941–) and Cheng Li 程犁 (1941–) shows a more mature Mao on a boat, in bathrobe, surrounded by youths and children after his famous Yangzi river swim of July 16, 1966. This image and the previous one (Mao at the Gutian Conference) were both displayed at the national exhibition in 1972 (to commemorate the anniversary of Mao’s Yan’an Talks, Andrews 1994, 360f.); this painting even gave the exhibit its name.