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"Irresistible Pull"
TITLE "Irresistible Pull"
ARTIST Yang Longhai 杨龙海
MEDIA Oil painting on wood board
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2008
SIZE 163×68 cm | 64×27 inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Absolute 0:00"

Yang Longhai 杨龙海 provides a literal image to accompany his interest in cultural variations across countries with a farcically endearing painting of a 220lb woman. Striking a Hollywood model pose, she weighs twice as much as the average Chinese adult female, and is painted as an object of attraction or at least affection. In history, women of excessive size came with excessive food, wealth and status, and anatomical gravity added to allure. Yang states his own immunity to the buxom figure by painting her on broken panels of wood to show the more humorous reality of such a body, but depicts her for the magnetism she holds for many cultures. [Pete Bradt]

STATUS Not Available. Private collection, Bretagne.
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