Giuseppe Castiglione Lang Shining New Media Art Exhibition, Exhibition Place:Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence, Italy, Period:2015/10/31~2016/1/31

Three hundred years ago, Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766), a Jesuit missionary of Milan, Italy, came to China to preach. He made a landfall in Macao where he adopted a new name on Chinese ─ Lang Shining. Even though he came to China as a missionary, he became a full-time court painter thanks to his excellent art skills. As an artist, he served three Emperors, Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong for 51 years.

Three hundred years have passed.

In 2015, the National Palace Museum and the Opera di Santa Croce, Italy jointly present"Giuseppe Castiglione: Lang Shining New Media Art Exhibition" to bring Castiglione's art back to his home town in both original and modernized forms.

This exhibition consists of four sections:"When China Meets Europe","All the Glories of the Originals: : A Gallery of Selected Giuseppe Castiglione High-Quality Replicas","Paintings Come Alive: New Media Art Installations Inspired by Giuseppe Castiglione's Works","National Treasure under the Spotlight: A Documentary and Animations".