Ask Morgana 150: Jia Lu

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Jia Lu is yet another painter to emerge from China. She currently resides and works in California. Her work is based in realism, as is the work of so many modern Chinese painters, but contains many symbolic references to Buddhism. Her focus is on feminine beauty, which she defines as ‘strength and wisdom’. Though not overtly erotic, there is an allure in her work. Take for example images (6) and (7) below, which to me are examples of the principle of ’emphasising by concealing’, and image (8) which displays the full beauty of a woman’s back.

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