Image: Yan Pei-Ming
Yan Pei-Ming, Chien hurlant, 2022
Museum Exhibition

Yan Pei-Ming Painting Histories

7 July—3 September 2023
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

From 7 July to 3 September 2023 Palazzo Strozzi hosts Yan Pei-Ming, Painting Histories, the largest exhibition ever devoted to this Franco-Chinese artist in Italy and part of the Palazzo Strozzi Future Art project developed in partnership with the Fondazione Hillary Merkus Recordati. Renowned for a profound and passionate reflection on painting in today’s art, Yan Pei-Ming combines history and contemporaneity, famous works of art, public figures and intimate subjects in his monumental canvases.

Curated by Arturo Galansino, Director General of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, the exhibition will showcase over thirty works including several new pieces created especially for the exhibition, allowing visitors to explore the artist’s powerful and highly original research into the relationship between image and reality in his work exploring the connections between his personal life and our collective history, symbols and icons of culture and art history in the East and the West.

Exploring such genres as portraiture, landscapes, still lives and historical painting, his pictures take their cue from the model of photographic images from different sources such as the artist’s own personal archive, magazine covers, film stills or celebrated works from art history.

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