The number 7 has long symbolized ‘togetherness’ in Chinese numerological terms and what’s more is considered a lucky number for relationships. It is also recognized as the luckiest number in the West, and is one of the rare numbers that is great in both Chinese and many Western cultures, Wikipedia tells us. Which obviously translates well in Xue Wang’s very latest canvas on board compositional piece which is, incidentally, entitled ‘Seven Years Good Luck’. Truth be told we can’t answer the obvious (and outstanding) ‘apples’ question, especially not in terms of the why they appear half-eaten as well as being half-human, suffice to say if you’re familiar with the acclaimed Wang’s previous art works then it all kinda makes sense.
There’s a film heroine though, which IS in-keeping with Wang’s paintings which have gone before (either that or fictitious characters for the most part), while the use of hues and saturations are as expected. The broken mirror to the heroine’s rear and said once-bitten apples might well have something to do with the tale of Snow White and reaching the all-important age of 7 years of age. and probably do. What is for certain though is that this limited edition canvas on board pictorial number expertly crafted by the leading contemporary figurative artist as part of her brand new Autumn 2015 collection can be enquired about/reserved as of now, should you be an interested party. Which we’re sure you are.