Yan Pei-Ming - Tigres et vautours

Yan Pei-Ming - Tigers and Vultures - Palace of the Popes

Cultural, Exhibition, Painting in Avignon

  • To discover during your visit to the Palace of the Popes: until January 31, 2022, the famous painter presents 3 monumental works in the Grande Chapelle of the Palace of the Popes, visible on the tour.

  • For the Grande Chapelle in the Palace of the Popes, artist Yan Pei-Ming has painted three monumental works that convey all the theatricality of the complex history of the papal presence in Avignon in the Middle Ages, and that resonate with the world we live in today.
    On the West wall hangs a self-portrait portrayed in three persons. In the centre, the artist is withdrawn and meditative, wearing a white cassock and seated on a throne which could be the throne of Pope Innocent X. On each side...
    For the Grande Chapelle in the Palace of the Popes, artist Yan Pei-Ming has painted three monumental works that convey all the theatricality of the complex history of the papal presence in Avignon in the Middle Ages, and that resonate with the world we live in today.
    On the West wall hangs a self-portrait portrayed in three persons. In the centre, the artist is withdrawn and meditative, wearing a white cassock and seated on a throne which could be the throne of Pope Innocent X. On each side is a self-portrait of the artist in ordinary clothing in everyday situation. He seems dubious, or fierce, or bad, it is not easy to tell. Above the altar is a Crucifixion scene that incorporates his portrait in the face of Christ suffering. His downward gaze takes the viewer downward, to the bottom of the south wall of the Grande Chapelle and the immense painting of Exodus, filled iwth bats which strikingly bring to mind the Bestiaries of the Middle Ages, while also echoing past and current history of great migrations.

    40 works by the artist from a 40-year career were exhibited at the Lambert Collection from June 26 to September 26.

    Curator general: Henri Loyrette
    Associate curators: Dominique Vingtain, curator, Palace of the Popes, and Stéphane Ibars, artistic director, Collection Lambert.
  • Spoken languages

  • From May 19, 2021 to December 31, 2021
  • From January 1, 2022 to January 31, 2022
  • Full price
    12 €
  • Reduced price
    10 €
  • Full price
    12 €
  • Reduced price
    10 €
Schedules
  • From May 19, 2021
    until January 31, 2022
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Last admission 1 hour before
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