21st May 2023 Angela C S F and Beena
I wish to introduce a new artist to this website. Ms Angela CSF painted this traditional scene from Lingnan, Foshan, China. She painted this in acrylic on canvas and beautifully captured the nuances of a conventional ancestral temple place. I liked that shadow on the neck of the lady on the left, a subtle but important feature. I was drawn to that more than anything else😊.
She titled this piece “Double Happiness”. I suppose maybe getting married is meant to be a happy occasion😊😊. For many, marriage means getting more family members. For the groom’s side, it is like getting a daughter and for the bride’s side getting a son.
I learnt something about the Lingnan Tiandi renovation project launched in 2008. The project aimed to preserve the old with the new, and it became a huge tourist attraction for Foshan. The main target was the area of the Foshan Ancestral Temple, where Angela captured the scene in her painting. The Yang family owned the Wenhuili married house in the early Qing Dynasty. Most family houses were tiny. As weddings are big celebrations, the Yang family rented their own for such occasions so that the people of Foshan could maintain their traditional wedding practices. Now, that is what I would call “Double Happiness”😂😂😂.
I hope you have enjoyed her painting and my thoughts about it😊🙏🙏🙏. For those who have been to Foshan, please contribute your comments.