Cai Guo Qiang’s Firework Art Installation

Employing a medium of fireworks and colored gunpowder as homage to Botticelli and Florence, Chinese painter Cai Guo Quing gifted the city which is hosting his retrospective at the Uffizi Gallery a half hour of performance art entitled “The City of Flowers in the Sky” above San Miniato and Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see an extensive slide show of the fireworks, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.

Read about the artist’s bio, preparation for the Nov. 18 “City of Flowers in the Sky” event and his upcoming show at the Uffizi here.