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

Yan Pei-Ming - Tigres et vautours
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 In the centre, the artist is withdrawn and meditative, wearing a white cassock and seated on a throne which could be the throne of Pope Innocent X. On each side is a self-portrait of the artist in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.
Yan Pei-Ming - Tigers and Vultures - Palace of the Popes
Collection Lambert - 5 rue Violette
84000 Avignon
Opening : From 19/05/2021 to 31/01/2022 between 10 am and 5 pm. Last admission 1 hour before.

Full price: 12 €, Reduced price: 10 €.

Free entry for children < 8 years, press.