Yang San-lang (Part One)

  • 01 April, 2018
  • jvantrieste
Time Traveler

No history of Taiwanese art could be complete without Yang San-lang. A man whose career spanned most of the 20th Century, Yang was a western-style painter of both great intensity and sensitivity to color. This was an artist who described painting as a battle. But this was also the man who also said that colors live secret lives, and who always noticed the colors of things even in moments of great personal danger. Today, much of his work is collected in the Yang San-lang museum, located in the area just outside of Taipei where the artist grew up. Joining me from the museum today to discuss Yang San-lang’s life and work is the artist's son, Daniel Young.