At the Mudec, the Multiple Visions of Roy Lichtenstein

At the Mudec, the Multiple Visions of Roy Lichtenstein
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A journey in one-hundred “stages”, including large-sized prints, sculptures, tapestries, videos and photos accompany the visitor in discovering one of the United States’ most illustrious artists of the Twentieth Century. Roy Lichtenstein. Multiple Visions brings the MUDEC an ample selection of works on loan from prestigious museums, institutions and private collections in Europe and America, from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation to the National Gallery of Art di Washington, from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to the Ileana Sonnabend Collection. Retracing the phases of the artist’s work, from after the war to the end of the cold war, the gaze of the visitor moves from various cultures to Oriental landscapes, from women to nudes, from interiors to still lifes and, finally, to abstract works. Conceived for the spaces of the Museo delle Culture, the exhibition illustrates elements of diverse cultures coming together in the effort of deconstruction and reconstruction of images carried out by the artist, to then be elaborated as pop images in his unmistakable, highly personal language. The birth of the United States, the Far West, the American Indian, but also the pop culture which exploded with the expansion of the global economy after the Second World War are some of the landmarks of an itinerary that follows the evolution of the work of Lichtenstein in respect to the mechanical reproduction of art work, illustrating his various interpretations and formal representations of his subjects of choice.

Samantha De Martin - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano