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Family Life Inspires Artistic Vision

Emotional moments often touch a soft spot in people's hearts. Therefore, happy and lighthearted family life has become the source of inspiration for many artists. At a modern oil painting exhibition opening on September 15 at Beijing's Red Gate Gallery, viewers are treated to a variety of novel attractions by female artist, named Shen Ling. Her paintings all convey the common message of a joyous personal life.

It's truly a showcase of creative spirits. As its name suggests, this "pink bed" is an eye catcher, attracting everybody's close attention. A bold try at decorative art, it's the best reflection of the creator's preference -- a cozy but romantic family life.

Sometimes the most common things can cause you to do a double take. Daily family life usually offers up a very private space, known only by your closest circle. However, this time the painter uses frank and blunt hues to portray the intimate space of her own family circle. Man, Woman is one of them. Popular trends among women, such as going on diets and wearing fashionable make-up, along with men's attitude towards these fads -- have stimulated the artist's creativity.

Shen Ling, a painter, said:"Anyway, this is my life. It's a manifestation of my real family and deepest emotions. You can choose to like it, or not. I just want to paint it out -- to express myself."

Shen Ling's works are marked by vibrant colors. She's aiming to set up a wonderful display of painting culture -- in a new light. That's one reason why so many domestic and foreign art lovers have been captivated by her art.

It's a vanguard of unconventional artistic works on the horizon. The universal pursuit for a passionate and happy family life adds zest to life.
(CCTV.com September 17, 2003)

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