Pleasure of the Twelve Beauties

Ye Cheng’s recent work “Pleasure ofthe Twelve Beauties” is a series of twelve collages. It is base on a set of oldpaintings depicting Emperor Yongzheng’s concubines as women of elegance andnatural grace. Ye Cheng re-interpret the theme as if they are young Chinesewomen nowadays. She makes them into Internet celebrities that underwent plasticsurgery, following western trends and enjoying their flamboyant lifestyle. Aimingto bring the attention of materialism, westernization, and standards of beautyin a playful, joking way.

十二美人行乐图

《十二美人行乐图》是一组剪贴作品,由故宫馆藏的清绢本设色《雍正妃行乐图》改编再创作。在保留构图和标题的基础上,一改古代宫苑女子淑娴文雅的品茶、赏蝶、沉吟、阅读等生活情景,而描绘现代中国争相径庭的网红美女。用调侃的方式探讨一个关于拜金主义,西化,格式化审美的社会现象。

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