JIajia and I went to see a temporary exhibition of works by the famous Chinese painter Pan Yu Liang today [see self portrait above]. She is considered to be the first female painter to combine traditional Chinese and western painting techniques. As a result, she was promptly kicked out of China and spent much of her life in Paris. Luckily for me, Jiajia herself is a very knowledgeable art graduate and was able to point out the different painting techniques and subject influences in the paintings, helping to bring the pictures to life for me. I really liked half a dozen but, with 80% of them being female nudes, they did start to look a bit samey after a while! A nice trip out, though.
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