Rome, at Palazzo Bonaparte from July 14, the exhibition by Han Yuchen: “Tibet, splendor and purity”

Rome – From July 14and for the first time in the capital, Bonaparte Palace hosts a large retrospective dedicated to the great master of oil painting of contemporary China Han Yuchen.

With the patronage of Municipality of Rome – Department of Culturethe exhibition HAN YUCHEN. Tibet, splendor and purity is produced and organized by Arthemisiain collaboration with Signs of artand is edited by Nicolina Bianchi And Gabriele Simonginiwith catalog Skira.

The exhibition wants to pay homage to the strengthened socio-cultural dialogue between Italy and Chinabut also to bring out some of the profound and more recent changes in Tibetan society acutely represented by the oil painting of the Master of Jilin.
Tibet, its people, its landscapes, its soul.
An immersion in the natural and spiritual beauty of Tibet, the “Roof of the world”, but also a gallery of portraits of those who live in that immense plateau.
The exhibition Tibet, splendor and purity testifies – through a path of about 40 worksmany of them large, divided into three sections (Landscapes, Portraits and Spirituality) – the deep moral and spiritual bond that unites the famous autonomous region of China to the distinguished Chinese painter Han Yuchen.

As he explains Nicolina Bianchi, curator of the exhibition: “In Han Yuchen’s Tibet the landscape and man become the protagonists of a mysterious, almost impenetrable story, where genuine pride and everyday life coexist and meet in the purity of light of the places and the vital energy of the characters who animate them. Shepherds, guardians, nomads, monks who share time with wisdom and divide it in their simple and authentic life “.

Like this Gabriele Simongini, curator of the exhibition: “Han Yuchen feels with great discomfort that the impressive technological progress of our time and the desire for continuous economic growth correspond in contrast to a growing moral impoverishment and a deterioration of the personal universe and human relationships. For him Tibet is a sort of “homeland” of the soul, lost and original, to be rediscovered. His is an ethical realism that intends to offer an ideal and perhaps utopian model for a simpler and more spiritual life ”.

An artist very attached to traditional values ​​and the quality of painting but also characterized by a very strong passion for European art of the nineteenth century, so much so that in 2007 he created the Han Yuchen Art Museum in the city of Handan, with works by Millet , Corot and Goya, just to name three sublime names.
Referring above all to the example of Millet, the Chinese Master made a clear and poetic painting his sign of recognition, a direct and simple stylistic code like the life of the Tibetans that he chose to immortalize, recalling in some respects a realism of matrix nineteenth-century, full of ethical values ​​and ideals, which blends with the technical skills developed in China in the field of oil painting.
Once the most engaging subjects have been identified, Han Yuchen translates them – through an undoubted pictorial skill and a strong ability to elaborate broad landscape syntheses or meticulous details – into portraits and works where clothes, ornaments and objects of everyday life or ceremonies give us an exciting image of distant Tibet.

Rome, at Palazzo Bonaparte from July 14, the exhibition by Han Yuchen: “Tibet, splendor and purity”