Wuhan painter gains popularity on Douyin
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,
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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"