This picture pays homage to one of the most renowned masterpieces ofart. In the 13th century, the Chinese Zen Muqi (ca 1210–1269) painted six persimmons in pure ink. A hallmark of the depiction is the systematic reduction of the motif. The fruits, lined up in a row except for one, are differentiated only by the tonality of the ink.
Muqi’s picture has been described as the essence of Zen: absolute concentration on the here and now.