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Standardized Collective: Smiley Face and Anaglyph 3D

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The contemporary icons that Zhao Yiqian picked up as subjects of his painting are smiley face and Anaglyph 3D glasses. The smile on the yellow, circular form, known as smiley face, were first made into badges in the 1960s. The smile is a sign of consumerism and also symbolizes a new way of public language and communication. Often used through emoticons on SNS and the sign for large retailers, the …

The contemporary icons that Zhao Yiqian picked up as subjects of his painting are smiley face and Anaglyph 3D glasses. The smile on the yellow, circular form, known as smiley face, were first made into badges in the 1960s. The smile is a sign of consumerism and also symbolizes a new way of public language and communication. Often used through emoticons on SNS and the sign for large retailers, the smiley faces were generally used as icons of intimacy, but later they were used as allegory to drug users and corrupt behaviors.

In the work ‘New Classical’ deriving from Jan Baegert’s The Coronation …