Luscious Lips by Liu Hong

刘虹(Liu Hong)

The artist was born in China’s Shan’xi Province, and is now the Dean at the Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts, as well as a lecturer at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. She started painting at a young age, and fell in love with oils. “I decided that I would not study art if I could not get into the Oil Painting Department at the Fine Arts Institute, so I submitted only a single application. Luckily for me, I was accepted – otherwise my life would have had quite a different path,” Liu Hong explained.

Liu Hong’s works have been widely exhibited all over China, and in Singapore, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, the United States, Austria, Ireland, Belgium and Italy. Several of her works are in the collection of the Shanghai Art Museum.  Txt Via

anonymous asked:

I actually had a small headcanon that Marinette wasn't fluent in Chinese or knew very little so when I saw the new episode I had a moment of surprise. Though at the same time I also have had experience myself. My parents are from the Philippines and when I grew up only English was spoken in my home. I'm guessing it was the same with Marinette as since she was living in France, French would be the most spoken language at home. I'm still surprised!

That’s amazing! I’m glad you can relate to Mari, it makes the characters seem so much more real doesn’t it?

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