Daughter poses as nude model for father, ethics expert says this behavior is improper
Summary: The incident of painter Li Zhuangping having his daughter be his nude model has caused heated discussion. Ethnics expert states, from an ethical point of view, Li Zhuangping’s actions are indeed wrong, affecting relatively negatively society’s sexual morality. Painter father-daughter pair say: “No matter what colored glasses other people wear to look at us, we are very magnanimous.”
Li Zhuangping is a Sichuan artist and his daughter’s name is Li Qin. She said she is only willing to be a human model in her father’s oil paintings and “cannot accept” being a model in other ways such as film, etc. Not only does Li Zhuangping and his daughter explain that this is purely for art, his wife also agreed and also said that she is “pretty envious” of her daughter for being able to use such a beautiful way to capture her youth, an opportunity she sadly did not have when she was young and beautiful before.
Below are some paintings from Li Zhuanping’s “Oriental Goddess Mountain Spirit Series” without nudity:
Comments from NetEase:
Not letting others take pictures of your own daughter, thinking why not paint [her] yourself rather rather than letting others, and thus having your daughter be your nude model does not mean you are an artist. Letting everyone paint your daughter, then that would truly be artistic devotion!
This is a kind of art and this is also a kind of social progress. Those people who have been bound by traditional thinking will always use colored glasses to look at people. It is just like what people say: Something only has value if there is dispute. A father will absolutely not have any other kind of thoughts about his daughter, only the two words of “holy and pure.” Therefore, I believe whether it is their work or their actions, both are a kind of breakthrough in traditional thinking about decency, breaking feudal bounds.
So the mistake was in painting the breasts too large. Just paint the truth/reality.
It is not important who is used as a model in the process of making a painting, because painting a model was never a sexual thing. This is probably a way of getting publicity, because after looking at some of the paintings, the painting are nothing much, very mediocre.
There are many kinds of love, this is the father and daughter’s common love for art, and ugly people would not understand.
Irreproachable. I admire the two of them. It is a normal thing that has been discussed into being abnormal by others.
Comments from Sina:
Is it necessary for art to involve painting nudity??? That old bastard cannot paint something else??? Even painting his own daughter’s body, is he still human??? Art? What kind of dog fart art is this???
The journalist has nothing better to do and the art circles are useless idiots. This news reveals several facts:
1. In the eyes of these painters or filmmakers, nude models are never pure/holy. At the least, when these so-called painters or filmmakers regard nude models as a form of expression, their inner hearts are full of perversion and evil.
2. This father-daughter pair really have dedicated their lives to holy and pure art, yet having received so many people’s praises, we can suppose that those painters or filmmakers who open studios on their own to paint nude women, are they completely full of sexual desire and barbarity? Do they want to engage in several rounds of wild sex after they finish painting?
3. Those so-called artists or painters who try to justify painting nude models, you yourselves have unintentionally revealed your own filthy and dirty lifestyles.
4. If we set aside and ignore this father-daughter pair, are all the other nude models supposed to be dirty/filthy? If so, then allow me to ask: Who made nude models dirty? It was you bunch of sanctimonious so-called artists.
I am not against naked models, it is all art! However, fathers absolutely cannot have their daughters naked in front of them, for painting! This is not art! It is against morality! Chinese people are forever Chinese people! We have our own 5000 glorious years of culture.
Everyone’s body has been seen by their parents before. I think a lot of people are simply dirty-minded.
These days, there are only two kinds of people who take off their clothes for others to see: One kind is the prostitute, and the other kind is the daughter of a self-proclaimed artist. In fact, as long as the prostitute says she is performing “art”, then prostitutes can also be artists. Buddhism has a saying: empty is perverted, perverted is empty[not sure about this translation]. To conclude: Prostitutes are becoming artists, artists are becoming prostitutes.
I am a kind-hearted person, but compared to this artist, I definitely am filthy-hearted and very ashamed.
How did he train to that level?
It is just painting! Just like a doctor, would you forbid the daughter to take off her clothes so her father could operate on her!
Truly a different level. Look at all the replies full of morality, all by people with dirty hearts.
People’s instinctive desire cannot be thrown away, so the old man definitely felt something while painting his naked daughter!
It would be okay if it was your daughter when she was small, but she’s already over 20-years-old now, please respect your daughter a little, I despise this kind of art.
Do not forget, this is in China, you and your daughter are both Chinese, Chinese culture does not allow this, do not forget who you are. If you are doing this outside of the country, then I can understand.