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Summary Of Hung Liu's Three Fujin

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Hung Liu's paintings are of photographs. She paints from them because she wants to set free the messages that are locked inside the photograph. In Liu's painting Virgin/Vessel the woman's feet are disfigured because of foot binding. Chinese women did this in attempt to raise their status. They were unable to walk and forced into prostitution. The women became a sexual vessel and there was one in front of the girl in the painting. This shows the isolation and vulnerability. In Liu's Three Fujins, The women are shown with birdcages in front of them with represents the women's spiritual captivity. Their pose is uniform and shows that they have given in to the forces of the rulers in their time period. They did this in order to fit into the roles

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