Tang Yun’s “Cherries – Chicks”

Tang Yun was a twentieth-century painter from Hangzhou. He used traditional painting techniques that combined the vigor of the Northern School and the simplicity of the Southern School. Tang’s painting style is vivid and free.

The work “Cherries – Chicks”, depicting the scene of a few chicks pecking at some cherries, has a cute and playful style. The diagonal composition draws the viewer’s eyes from the basket to the chicks. The density of the cherries stands in contrast with the dispersed group of chicks.

TANG Yun, Cherries – Chicks, 80 x 56 cm, 1973, Collection of the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy