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Is an artist who paints his daughter in the buff crossing the line?

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I wouldn't care how good a painter my husband was -- if he had the idea to paint our daughter in the nude, he'd be signing divorce papers faster than you could say "Picasso."

But a 61-year-old artist in China, Li Zhuang Ping, has apparently been painting his 23-year-old daughter for the past six years -- and some of the paintings border on soft porn. Creeepy.

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Some have berated the father and daughter for crossing the lines of morality and criticized their actions as distasteful. But the dad says he only began using his daughter as a nude model "after getting her approval." Whew. That's a load off our minds.

We asked psychologist Dr. Michelle Golland what she makes of this strange artistic alliance. "Since she's not a minor," says Dr. Gollard, "I have to think to myself, is someone being harmed in this scenario?. Is there a history of abuse in the past? If not, she's an adult and can make the decisions for herself. "

What do you think. Do these pictures take "Daddy's little girl" one step too far?


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53 comments so far | Post a comment now
Paige February 3, 2009, 4:47 PM

Sick Freaks!

Anonymous February 3, 2009, 4:50 PM

I think it’s gross. If she wanted to get painted she could have gotten anyone to paint her.

jaimie  February 3, 2009, 5:05 PM

this is sick and wrong in every way possible. ugh what a perv. i mean i know the female population in asia is begining to dwindle…..but i dont think its too the point where artists cant find other chicks to draw OTHER THAN THEIR OWN DAUGHTER! ugh creepy!!

SesshoumarusGirl February 3, 2009, 5:49 PM

Considering the FACT that the woman is NOT a minor and it is highly unlikey that any abuse or incest is going on, who cares? The paintings shown (in the article) are beautiful.

Yeah, when I first saw this I thought “odd” but as long as nothing sinister is going on, she is an ADULT and may do as she pleases. I will refrain from throwing stones.

Anon February 3, 2009, 6:05 PM

SesshoumarusGirl - I totally agree with you.

Anonymous February 3, 2009, 6:06 PM

Consider that artists look at the human body differently than you do. Also keep in mind cultural and familial differences. Maybe this family is aware that we are all born nude (did you forget). The world needs to grow up and quit worrying about nudity all the time.

SesshoumarusGirl February 3, 2009, 6:21 PM

Anonymous -

Can I get a HUGE AMEN to that?! People are ignorant if they think “everyone” in the world holds our puritanic “the body is evil and dirty” values. Thank God I don’t buy into that BS! Why is it that whenever people in the “west” see ANY nudity, they think it MUST be sexual?!

Time to evolve people!

nudeisnormal February 3, 2009, 7:11 PM

To the commentators who said it was sick & perverted, you are the ones who are sick & perverted! dirty minds see dirty things!

It is about time those mainly in the U.S got over their hangups with the human body, a true artist does not see their nude subjects as a sex object, instead they see the nude form as God’s work of art, not for sexual gratification.

It is the same when a true parent See’s their naked child, they don’t see it as an erotic object.

Rant over :)

Tom February 3, 2009, 7:36 PM

Nude is not sick; nude is not dirty. From the paintings one can see just how beautiful the human form can be. But beautiful or ugly, for every human being, the body is what WE ARE!

It’s time for people to be free from damaging shame about “certain parts” of the body, parts that, in either the male or female design, we ALL possess.

Culture worldwide is trending toward nude acceptance. This father and daughter are in the vanguard, and I, for one, applaud them.

confused February 3, 2009, 9:23 PM

There is no doubt this woman is beautiful whether clothed or not. Yet, I can’t decide…Is this father just artistically inspired or is there something else going on.
I wash my adult, mentally handicapped son every day, and I feel nothing, even though I’m sure he would be considered sexually very attractive and desirable if he were normal. He is still my baby, but he is handicapped. I would never dream of doing this for my healthy son.
I’ve read it’s a normal reaction for the father of a teenage daughter to back off a little bit as the girl matures. This is a healthy, beautiful young woman. I really don’t know.
As for artists and their nude female models, think again. Auguste Rodin slept with most of them.

Lori@The Charming Lamb February 3, 2009, 10:28 PM

While I agree she is an adult…did anyone catch the fact that she is only 23? This means he actually started painting her while she was still a minor.

An odd situation for sure.

Brooke February 4, 2009, 12:01 AM

Thank you Lori, I was just about to point that out!

Anna February 4, 2009, 12:19 AM

Remember the 13th commandment from the TV show, MORAL OREL:

“Thou shalt be ashamed of thy own flesh”

Kara February 4, 2009, 12:21 AM

Hmmmm. I’m on the line here and I’ll admit that as the survivor of incest I can be a bit rigid about such things. However, she is an adult and the paintings are beautiful and not sexual in nature - he simply painted an fully exposed human body. I personally would not be thrilled if he was my husband but clearly the daughter has no problems posing nude for her father. Maybe there is a history of abuse there or maybe they are a little more mature and objective on this subject than the rest of us.

Sneezewhiz February 4, 2009, 8:49 AM

She’s a beautiful young woman and he has probably been painting her all her life.
The paintings are not all that good, they’re thorough and reflect a lot of practice. Maybe he can sell them to tavern owners to hang behind the bar.
I wonder what her mother thinks?
It’s childish to equate nudity with sex. Anyone who does so after adolescence is a pervert.

Anonymous February 8, 2009, 6:25 AM

Oh, America…

It’s fine.

GOODWIN February 20, 2009, 2:53 PM

AS AS AN ARTIST WE DREW NUDES SINCE COLLEGE. AS AN ARTIST I THINK THE IDEA IS BEAUTIFUL. THIS IS HOW A FATHER CAN SHOW FEELINGS AND LOVE WITH HIS BRUSH. HE CREATED HER, NOW HE IS SHARING HER BEAUTY WITH AMERICA. WE SHOULD GET OUR MNDS OUT OF THE GUTTER AS LOVE CAN BE SHOWN IN MANY WAYS. I LOVE THIS ONE
SIGNED…AN ARTIST

Dr. P. Rapoport February 21, 2009, 4:57 PM

The words of Kara seem important. Here you have an abuse recoverer who says she sees the situation with the paintings as fine.

There are many families who are without clothes whenever they wish and it’s convenient, in the USA or elsewhere. Without further information, the assumption that this art reveals a problem, in a Western or non-Western culture, is not a good one.

Bravo to momlogic for bringing this up, stating her case, and letting people comment.

Anonymous February 23, 2009, 7:40 AM

Hang him and than burn the remains.

Anonymous February 24, 2009, 9:45 AM

thats hot


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