Shen Yun Inspires Taiwanese Painting Artist

March 24, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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Mr. Zhang Qingzhong attends Shen Yun Performing Arts in Taipei. (The Epoch Times)

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Mr. Zhang Qingzhong is a painting artist who has held numerous oil painting exhibitions in Kinmen. He has recently retired from his position as section chief at the Kinmen National Park Administration. At the invitation of his artistic friends, he flew to Taipei with nine friends to watch Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company’s performance at the Taipei Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall on the afternoon of March 24. After the performance, he said, “Shen Yun’s use of colors is very unique, and it left me a kind of unprecedented feeling.”

Watching the performance for the very first time, Mr. Zhang said that Shen Yun has inspired his artistic creation: “Shen Yun has inspired my capabilities, both internally and externally. I was really touched by the performance because it promotes the positive side of human nature and guides one to have a positive attitude toward life.”

Giving praise to Shen Yun for its uplifting performance, he said: “The content of the dances, the body language and movements made the audience feel very bright and happy. As a human being, in order to make our lives more meaningful, we should strive toward a bright future.”

As an oil painting artist who specializes in drawing realistic paintings, Mr. Zhang explained the reason for his feeling the bright side of the Shen Yun performance. He said, “In addition to the overall meticulous choreography, the arrangement of colors leaves nothing to be desired. It brought me feelings that I have never experienced, as it harmonized all the colors perfectly, and has paid attention to every detail.”

In conclusion, Mr. Zhang spoke of the colors of the costumes. “Because there are some cool colors in the warmer colors, they create a brilliant, lively and brisk environment. They make people feel confident, peaceful and comfortable.”

Reporting by Li Yuan and Billy Shyu.

Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform in seven cities in Taiwan until April 8 and then continue to top venues in Australia and New Zealand.

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