Jenny Saville’s art arrives in Florence with an exhibition project conceived by Sergio Risaliti. The Museo Novecento is the fulcrum of this artistic event spreading out to other major museums of the city: Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Museo degli Innocenti and Museo di Casa Buonarroti.
The artworks by the heiress of the “School of London” encounter Florence’s great masterpieces creating a unique blend of ancient and contemporary.
Unlike any other artist of our time, Saville has left postmodernism behind to establish a new tight bond with the great European pictorial tradition. This exhibition clearly shows the connection between Saville and the masters of Italian Renaissance, especially when it comes to some of Michelangelo’s masterpieces.
The works will be exhibited in multiple venues, still with a number of unifying aspects to highlight: the monumental dimension of the paintings, the focus on human body, on flesh, the representation of naked women, mutilated or crushed under their weight and their existence.
In fact, Jenny Saville’s fame is owed especially to her enormous depictions of naked female bodies, posing on stools as well as reclined.
The exhibition started on September 30 and will end on February 20, 2022.