Chapter 943 - Shi Yang
Shen Li had studied oil painting and had not dabbled much in traditional Chinese painting. However, perhaps it was because of Gu Tingyin, she felt much closer to the ink colors when she looked at them again.
The last time she and Shen Zhijin had gone to a painting exhibition together was at the Xijing Academy of Fine Arts.
At that time, they had not met yet, and she still had not known that the “Mountain Tea” painting that she had fallen in love with at a glance was actually her mother’s painting.
Perhaps it had been destined.
Even if she had never met her, and even if she had not known of her existence during those many years before, there was still an invisible line connecting them.
Shen Zhijin’s gaze momentarily paused on the tickets that were in her hand.
In fact, over the years, he had rarely attended any art exhibitions.
Some of Gu Tingyin’s paintings were with the Gu family, while the others were with him.
“Mountain Tea”, which had been exhibited at the last art exhibition, was the only painting that she had left at the Xijing Academy.
But this time, he would be accompanying Tangtang.
The look in his eyes relaxed and he smiled faintly.
The art exhibition would be held for seven days at the Capital Art Museum, starting from May 1st.
Although it was a holiday, there were not many people at the museum due to the daily limit that had been set on the number of visitors.
However, when Shen Li and Shen Zhijin entered the museum, they quickly attracted a lot of attention.
Shen Zhijin stood tall and straight, aloof and indifferent.
Shen Li’s face was even more beautiful and could not easily be ignored.
This was especially so now that she was more or less considered a public figure. Be it Ning, the captain of the LY team, or the “nation’s sister”, each title was extremely well-known.
Whenever she went out now, she would still be recognized occasionally even if she wore a hat and a mask.
It was even more so today.
Some people were looking over at them and whispering to each other.
“Isn’t that Shen Li?”
“I think it’s really her! The person next to her must be her father, the vice principal of Xijing University, Shen Zhijin, right? Are both father and daughter attending this art exhibition together?”
“I think so. But isn’t Shen Li an oil painting student? I didn’t expect her to come to a Chinese art exhibition.”
“Art is still art! And to be honest, it’s actually her art exhibition that I want to see more. Tree’s Shadow has been famous for a long time, but she has never held a single art exhibition before. What a pity. Moreover, there are almost no more of her paintings in circulation on the market now or in any exhibitions. There’s no chance of seeing them at all.”
“I guess it will be held in the future…”
As they were in the art museum, everyone remained very polite and restrained even though they were pleasantly surprised to see Shen Li. They basically just smiled and nodded in greeting but no one rashly came forward to disturb her.
As a result, Shen Li and Shen Zhijin were able to view the exhibition without any problem.
Shen Li stood in front of a landscape painting on the first floor.
The overall tone was rather light, and the mountain ranges were stacked on top of each other. It was very steep, and white clouds and mist lingered around it, giving it a majestic aura.
“This is a painting that Teacher Yuan Ye painted on his 60th birthday,” said Shen Zhijin.
Hearing this, Shen Li withdrew her gaze and turned her head to look at him in surprise.
“How did you know?”
“He used to be the director of Xijing Academy of Fine Arts and also your mother’s teacher.” Shen Zhijin looked at the painting with a nostalgic look in his eyes, “At that time, he liked Yin Yin very much and took good care of her. Initially, he had planned to formally take your mother as his disciple, but after he was diagnosed with liver cancer, the matter was dropped.”
Yuan Ye was a famous Chinese art master in the country, but he had passed away more than ten years ago.
He had not expected such a karmic relationship here.
A familiar voice was heard.
Shen Li turned around and saw Yu Pingchuan walking over with a smile.
“Zhijin is here too?”
Previously, when Shen Li had asked him for two tickets, he had guessed that it would be for Shen Zhijin.
Shen Zhijin lowered his chin slightly.
When Shen Li saw that he seemed to have come down from the staircase that led to the second floor, she asked, “You already arrived earlier?”
Yu Pingchuan pointed upstairs and smiled.
“I was chatting upstairs with them for a while.”
Naturally, the ‘they’ that they were referring to meant the small number of heavyweight Chinese painting experts who had arrived today.
As Yu Pingchuan spoke, his gaze fell on the painting at the side.
“Are you looking at Teacher Yuan Ye’s painting?”
“This is indeed Teacher Yuan Ye’s classic painting. It is worth admiring. Oh, right, the painting beside belongs to Shi Yang. I’m sure you must have heard of him. His landscape paintings are also extremely good.”
He was indeed a famous Chinese artist in the domestic art scene.
After Yuan Ye, he was basically the only one left.
“Originally, he said that he would come to today’s art exhibition, but due to the weather, his flight was canceled.”
As Yu Pingchuan mentioned this, he felt that it was quite a pity.
Shen Li’s gaze shifted slightly as she looked at the other landscape painting that was at the side.
Yu Pingchuan took a few steps forward.
“What do you think? This is Shi Yang’s most famous painting.”
Shen Li looked at it for a while and said, “I prefer Teacher Yuan Ye’s painting.”
She knew that this painting was very good, but she did not really like it.
Yu Pingchuan was stunned for a moment, but he smiled.
“Aesthetics is very subjective. If you prefer Teacher Yuan Ye’s painting, there are two more upstairs. You can go take a look there.”
“Thank you, Senior Brother.”
Shen Li looked at Shen Zhijin.
“Dad, shall we go up?”
Shen Zhijin looked away.
At four in the afternoon, Shen Li finished looking through the art exhibition and was ready to leave with Shen Zhijin.
“The art exhibition ends at five in the afternoon. Are you leaving already?” Yu Pingchuan was a little surprised.
The corners of Shen Li’s lips curved slightly.
“We’ve finished looking. It’s time to leave.”
That was true. In fact, they had stayed here for quite a long time today.
Yu Pingchuan asked again,”Will you be coming again tomorrow?”
Shen Li shook her head.
“I don’t think I’ll come tomorrow. Si Qi and Si Cheng are coming to the Capital to have some fun.”
The two kids’ long-awaited holidays had finally come so they insisted on coming over, no matter what. Shen Li had already promised to spend some time with them tomorrow.
Yu Pingchuan understood.
“Is that so? Alright then. Be careful on your way back.”
Shen Li said goodbye to him.
“Goodbye, Senior Brother.”
Then she turned and left with Shen Zhijin.
Yu Pingchuan did not look away until they had gone out of the door.
He fished out his cell phone and took a quick look, only to find a missed call from 15 minutes ago.
Seeing the name on the screen, a look of surprise appeared on his face. Then he went up to the second-floor lounge and called the number back.
The call was quickly connected.
Yu Pingchuan asked, “Shi Yang, I see that you called me just now. What’s the matter?”