British artist Glenn Brown is a borrower and inventor—perhaps an “appropriator with permission”—a painter known for unearthing old images and breathing new life into them, from recognizable artworks to rarely-seen characters and landscapes. At once embracing certain painterly conventions and eschewing others, Brown uses images from artistic periods including the Renaissance, Impressionism and Surrealism to compose his works. Fresh off an exhibition at the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam, Brown’s work arrives in Florence for a dialogue with the Museo Bardini’s permanent collection.
Glenn Brown. Piaceri Sconosciuti
June 10-October 23, 2017
Museo Stefano Bardini
via dei Renai 37, Florence