The five phases of Chiang Kai-shek
|Title:||The five phases of Chiang Kai-shek|
|Artist:||Wu Tien-chang 吳天章|
|Media:||oil on canvas|
|Source:||Courtesy of Wu Tien-chang|
Wu's images of Chiang Kai-shek (together with other Chinese and Taiwan-based authoritarian leaders) were first unveiled in 1990, at a time when reflection on the role of Chiang was still a highly sensitive topic. The work of this artist, who had started his career designing cover art for opposition publications in the martial-law era, was some of the first in Taiwan to critically explore the legacy of official Chiang icnonography.