Chinese artist makes nude paintings of daughter with wife's approval
Beijing, Jan 16: Li Zhuangping, a Chinese artist has sparked a controversy in the country as he has painted his 23-year-old daughter, Li Qin in nude.
According to a report published in TOI, Zhuangping's paintings are titled as "Oriental Goddess and Mountain spirit" and they have led to a debate on 'sexual morality'.
In the controversial paintings, Qin has posed in nude with tiger, eagle and other various animals.
Yuan Zushe, an art critic, expressed his views in a local Chinese daily, 'China Youth', saying, "Such a practice could have a negative impact on society's sexual morality."
His criticism got the backing of thousands of art lovers and internet users.
Shockingly, Chongqing-based Zhuangping's daughter and his wife are stunned by the criticism and have said that they find "nothing wrong" in it.
Zhuangping, who is in his 60's, was quoted saying as, "I have never looked at the matter from an ethical point of view. After I got the approval of my wife and daughter, we began working together."
"Actually, it was no different than giving her a bath in her childhood," he added.
Even Qin also said, "Being a model for my father is a sacred thing. No matter what other people think about us, we are very magnanimous."
Her father's paintings sparked an online outrage, with hashtag #FatherPaintsDaughterNude trending on country's social media website Sina Weibo, the Nanfang reported.
Zhuangping's bold move to paint his daughter in naked has also garnered positive reviews from some artists.
His collection of oil paintings have reportedly been published at an art website, oilpaintingcentre.com.