John Heartfield
China, the Giant, Awakes - Woe to the Invader! 1938

Artwork details

Artist
John Heartfield 1891–1968
Title
China, the Giant, Awakes - Woe to the Invader!
China, der Riese, erwacht - wehe dem Eindringling!
Date 1938
Medium Magazine
Dimensions Image: 269 x 380 mm
Collection
From the David King Collection
On short term loan
Reference
X39314

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Rather optimistically Heartfield predicted the resurgence of China after it had been subdued by Japan. The image of the giant breaking its bonds suggests Gulliver in Lilliput.

February 2016

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