Yang San-lang (Part Three)

  • 15 April, 2018
  • jvantrieste
Time Traveler

For much of the 20th Century, Yang San-lang was one of the towering figures in Taiwan’s art scene. Yang was an exponent of western art in the impressionist tradition.His period of study and early maturity coincided with Taiwan’s period under Japanese rule. As we’ve heard over the past two weeks, he learned from masters in Japan and absorbed the works of the greats in 1930’s France. We’ve heard how back in Taiwan, he continued to work through the turbulent decade of the 1940’s, as WWII hit the island, Japanese rule ended, and a new government launched a violent massacre on the island. But the stories we’ve heard over the past two weeks haven’t taken account of the bulk of Yang’s career, which continued until his death in 1995. This week, Yang’s son, Daniel Young, joins us once again to discuss the remainder of this artist’s long life and the founding of the museum where much of his work hangs today.