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Dad Paints Daughter Nude

Dad Paints Shapely Daughter Nude...

Artist Li Zhuangping has sparked controversy in China by releasing a series of compositions in which he paints his 23-year-old daughter Li Qin nude, and usually in the company of a lion, a tiger or another member of the great cat family.

Part of the uproar can be attributed to China being a more modest society than ours when it comes to sex and nudity. In fact, some Chinese commentators have likened the paintings to "spiritual incest." Still, a father sizing up his daughter's nude body can make even the freest mind think twice.


After the jump,
check out some of Zhuangping's NSFW-ish "Oriental Goddess Mountain Spirit Series," while we debate whether it's thought-provoking art, or creepy, creepy kitsch.
It's art, I tell you
-- Li Qin has emphatically stated she will only model for her father. So if it wasn't for Li Zhuangping bucking China's societal mores, the world would have never been exposed to these striking images of Li Qin's delicate femininity contrasted with the menacing calm of a great cat.

-- Would you think any differently of the legendary nude statue Venus de Milo if we learned that its mystery sculptor was in fact Aphrodite's dad? (since Aphrodite was born from the disembodied manhood of Uranus, this would be unlikely, but we ask you to use your imagination.)

-- If Li Zhuangping was simply focused on exploiting his attractive offspring, he wouldn't have also painted the tiger nude.

It's exploitative and really cheesy

-- There is no denying the disturbing similarities between Zhuangping's compositions and the lush realism that was custom spray-painted on the
sides of creepy vans in the 1970s.

-- We are all for the art of the human form, but in these paintings, Zhuagping has clearly enhanced his daughter's bust size. Making it less a celebration of what God has created, and more akin to soft porn for confused zookeepers.

-- While Li Qin was 23 when these pictures were painted, she was 17 when she began modeling for her father. If the Beijing Olympics taught us anything, that means she may have been more like 14 the first time she got naked in her dad's studio.

I don't know...I don't know...he seems like a really smug bastard but then again...I don't know I don't know.

Wasn't there a post about some chick feeling OK with having kids with her dad? I don't know I don't know I don't know.


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Feb. 5th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
Feb. 5th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
i think it's a stretch to compare this to that australian woman who was fucking her father.

he's an artist and most artists are known to be pushing the boundaries of whats 'acceptable'.
Feb. 9th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
skeevy at best...
co-signed... this ain't penthouse material... it's not even very good art...
Feb. 5th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
well, it's a bit eh... all I know is it sure as shit wouldn't be me, lol.
Feb. 5th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
A little weird but at least she's a consenting adult.
Feb. 5th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Um. This is what I do for a living, and it's not all that sexual. IDK how I'd feel about modeling for my dad, but then, he's an accountant. If I grew up with an artist for a father, it might not be a big deal. IDK? Sally Mann?

Definitely not anything close to incest.
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Feb. 5th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
gross, and it does remind me of those creepy 70's bands...i'm trying to be open minded and say, "it's just art" but...eh... i'm trying.
Feb. 5th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Some people kiss close family on the mouth. Some people feel perfectly fine sharing a bed with their parents well into adult hood. I would relate that closely to this. It looks wierd to some but is perfectly acceptable to others because they *know* there's nothing sexual about it all. If this was a mother painting her daughter nude and decided to enhance her curves it would probably be viewed differently as well.

Unless she speaks out and says she was molested while he was painting her nude before she was an adult, and the abuse is continuing, I have no problem with it.
Feb. 5th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Well, I'm pretty sure that artists start painting nudes in art class and there doesn't have to be anything sexual about it. We're so used to sexualizing the naked body that this seems strange, but while I would feel uncomfortable posing nude for my dad...it's like i_dreamed_i_was said. I'm uncomfortable talking to my dad half the time. Were he a different kind of person, and an artist, possibly a different story.
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Feb. 5th, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
Yeah ... if the work were actually good, I think I'd be more likely to support this.
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Feb. 5th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Add me to the "not that serious" quadrant of voters here. The first one is beautiful. Nothing sexual about it at all, so I don't see much incestuous. The second is a bit sexual in nature, yea, but nothing that out there.
Feb. 5th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Feb. 5th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
What show or movie is that from?
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Feb. 5th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think that's what got me. It wasn't the fact he painted her because I don't see anything really icky...it's just his damn face and why did he have to make the boobs so big?
Feb. 5th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
The only thing that bothers me is he got her riding a damn tiger.

A tiger!? A tiger!?

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