Huxian peasant painters collective, Zhao Kunhan, 1975
Develop physical education activities in peasant villages
Publisher: People's Sports Publishing House
(Offset, 106.5x74 cm., inv.nr. BG E3/751)

Group scenes like this one, with people in carefully balanced, frozen poses, bring to mind scenes from the Peking Operas. In these operas, the action is stopped on meaningful moments to stress the importance. Actors have to stand completely still for a few seconds. Then the action continues.
On the Huxian peasant painters, see commentary to nr. 45.