Painting from Suzhou on Karl Marx birth anniversary exhibition
2018-05-08 17:17:00


The National Museum of China held an exhibition on May 5 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, where a painting entitled Karl Marx and Jenny and measured 2.5 meters long and 3 meters high won acclaim.

The painting was created by Professor Wang Nen from the Suzhou University of Science and Technology, who was also the only painter from Jiangsu Province in the exhibition. To make the painting as vivid as possible, Wang searched a lot of literature. While depicting the Germany philosopher and his lifelong companion, Wang tried to show the couple shared the same aims, dreams and aspirations, emphasizing that they were partners in life, work, and more importantly soul mates.

Jointly organized by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Party History and Literature Research Institute of the CPC and the China Federation of Literary and Arts Circle, “The Power of Truth – An Exhibition Marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of Karl Marx” was unveiled at National Museum of China on Saturday. China Artists Association invited 24 well-known artists across the country to create 24 paintings themed on Karl Marx.

“Professor Wang’s classical strokes are able to portray the Marx couple’s nobleness and highlight Marx’s image as an influential revolutionist,” commented Xu Li, secretary of the China Artists Association.

“Wang’s creation is an important contribution to this exhibition,” Xu added. “It’s not only the first painting from Suzhou to be displayed at the National Museum of China, but also a fine artwork that will be passed on to future generations.” Editor:Nicky