Wuhan painter gains pop­u­lar­ity on Douyin

Changjiang Weekly - - CULTURE - By Zhou Manzhen

A short video about an old oil paint­ing "Por­trait of Xiao Jiang" by Leng Jun, an in­flu­en­tial Wuhan artist, went vi­ral on the Chi­nese videoshar­ing plat­form Douyin, also known as Tik Tok. This short video has now re­ceived more than 3.79 mil­lion likes,

50,000 com­ments and

105,000 shares.

Leng spe­cial­izes in de­tails, rich col­ors and pre­ci­sion. "Por­trait of Xiao Jiang," fea­tur­ing a woman clad in a green sweater, is part of Leng's por­trait col­lec­tion cre­ated in 2011. Leng care­fully ap­plied his tech­niques to cre­ate a piece that looked as re­al­is­tic as pos­si­ble.

When ex­hib­ited at Luo Zhongli Art Mu­seum in the Sichuan Fine Arts In­sti­tute in April, stu­dent Li Tong was so shocked bythe level of de­tail that he nearly mis­took the paint­ing for a photograph. He then shared the paint­ing on Douyin. Shortly af­ter, his post re­ceived over a mil­lion likes. Li said that giv­ing oth­ers the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence the charm of the paint­ing made him happy.

The oil paint­ing "Por­trait of Xiao Jiang"

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