Jia Heng joins in paintings of Mulan stories
Changjiang Daily and the Huangpi Tourism Development Committee jointly launched a large-scale activity called "Visiting Mulan's Hometown and Painting Chinese Stories" on September 5. The organizers invited well-known painters to visit Mulan's hometown in Huangpi to produce a Mulan painting series. Jia Heng, who is one of the representatives of Hubei oil painting and has paid close attention to the development of Huangpi's countryside for five years, was invited as a special guest to join the project. Jia revealed that she will give an abstract demonstration of Mulan's story through her oil paintings.
Jia graduated from the Department of Oil Painting of the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts. Her works have been displayed in overseas art exhibitions. In 2013, Jia and her students went to sketch nature sceneries in the Dutang village of Huangpi. "It impressed me as a remote and backward place at the time, but after five years when I came here early this year it had become a land of idyllic beauty."
As to the paintings of Mulan, Jia Heng said that she plans to create a series of pictures in an oil painting whose shape resembles a smaller-sized film screen. The painting will be six meters in length. When unfolded, the painting, like comic strips, can fully present the story of Mulan, from her birth to her returning home, and showcase the history and the brave spirit of Mulan behind.
Jia Heng's painting "Reencounter" based on Huangpi scenery