Tang Yun’s “Red Persimmon”

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 “Red Persimmon” depicts, as the name suggests, a red persimmon in autumn. The ink color of the branches is in sharp contrast with the persimmon, which accentuates the red color of the ripened fruit, making the whole picture light and refreshing.

Tang Yun, Red Persimmon, 213 x 72 cm, 1964, Collection of the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy