From September 30, 2021 to February 20, 2022, the city of Florence will welcome one of the greatest living painters and a leading voice in the international art scene: Jenny Saville.
An exhibition project conceived and curated by Sergio Risaliti, Director of the Museo Novecento, in collaboration with some of the major museums of the city: Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Museo degli Innocenti, and Museo di Casa Buonarroti. The exhibition is promoted by the Municipality of Florence, organized by MUS.E and supported by Gagosian. A unique encounter between the historical and the contemporary that will invite the public to discover the work of Jenny Saville (b. May 7, 1970, Cambridge) through paintings and drawings by the artist from the 1990s through to work made especially for the exhibition.
The exhibition will reveal a dialogue between Saville and the art and artists of the Italian Renaissance, including some of Michelangelo’s greatest masterpieces. Correspondences include the monumentality of her paintings, a distinctive feature of Saville’s figurative language since the early years of her career, as well as her research focused on the body, on flesh, and on naked female subjects, mutilated or crushed by weight and from existence.
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