Tang Yin (1470-1523)
The painter in the Ming Dynasty,a
native of Wu country,JiangSu province. His style name was Bo Hu and his
sobriquets were Bo hu,etc.He had been put in prison for malpractice in
civil recruitment examination.He was talented in painting landscape,human
figures and flower-and-bird which follow the style of Zhou Chen.He was
honored as the Four Great Masters in the Ming Dynasty with Shen Zhou,Wen
Zhen'ming and Qiu Ying.His works were included in "the collections
of Liuru Jushi."
from painting and
Tang Yin was particularly reputable for his
poems. He was a popular
figure for his romance among
his scholarly and painters society.
He left an album of
three poems written on ten leaves
in running script
calligraphy with a brilliance
often thought to be second to
his mastery in painting.
the left are Tang Yin's painting of classic ladies; both
paintings express the tranquility and calmness in the
picture; very soothing to look at. Tang Yin studied
landscape painting under Chou Chen, but later surpassed
him by far. He used a moist brush which gave his paintings
a close-woven and balanced quality.
Critics have noted the affinities of his work to that
earlier painters. He painted figures, both male and
female, bird and flower paintings, and pictured towers