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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(4); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050413.

The Yi People's Customs in Gao Xiaohua's Writings


Shuang Liu

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Shuang Liu

Sichuan Minzu College, Kangding, 626001, China


Artist Gao Xiaohua is a young painter who has made outstanding contributions in the history of modern Chinese oil painting, and was once a representative of the "Sichuan School of Painting". He went to western China to find inspiration, chose the Yi people in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, and completed a series of paintings about the Yi people. The group paintings of "Butuo People" and "Yi People" are oil paintings created by Gao Xiaohua with the theme of the Yi nationality. This article analyzes the artistic language of Gao Xiaohua's paintings from the group paintings of "Butuo People" and "Yi People", in order to understand his painting style and to explore the social and historical value and artistic value of his oil paintings.


Gao Xiaohua; oil painting; Yi nationality

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Shuang Liu. The Yi People's Customs in Gao Xiaohua's Writings. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 4: 81-85. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050413.


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