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During the 1950s, a now little-known genre of “reportage painting” flourished in Japan, involving left-wing artists who rejected conventional aesthetics while bearing critical witness to their country’s immersion in the unfolding Cold War. This unit introduces the powerful, uncompromising artwork of four painters associated with this movement.
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