I came across this room quite a while ago and I was (really) excited by it. I immediately knew that we had some similar prints on our site that could get you on your way to a similar look, but I held back on posting it because I wondered how you all might respond to my posting Chinese propaganda prints as a décor item.
My background is in art history, and in particular, it’s in Chinese art history during the period that these prints were produced, so I’m immediately drawn to these images. There isn’t a lot of information out about these types of works, and the demand for these images as art pieces is something that has only sloooowly increased since the 1980s.
Without wanting to get too historical, I’ll just say that these types of prints functioned a bit like Pop Art did in the west at the same time, and they’re brilliantly designed artworks and political tools.
These prints have a very commanding aesthetic and I was amazed by how well they integrate into a room like the one shown above. The room is filled with fun, happy colours and the print helps to bring a bit of edge without detracting from the good vibes of the room.
So with that said, I’d love to know what you think about these types of images. Do you think they work in a home setting?