- HUAN Zhang, Rubens, 2001.
Rubens’ masterpiece The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus absolutely stunned me. I still remember professor Liu, my art history teacher, continuously ‘‘Rubens’ red is the gratest red in the world, his red is gorgeous, profound and passionate. Our red is too simple’’.
After graduation, I became an art teacher and passed on Professor Liu’s words one by one to my students in every class. I kept telling them about the first rate Rubens’ red, even though I never saw it with my own eyes. When I eventually saw it in Munich, I realized that it is a very special, emotional red.