About the Exhibition
MUDEC – Museum of Cultures pays tribute to one of the most important icons of 20th-century art, Roy Lichtenstein, with the exhibition “Roy Lichtenstein. Multiple Visions” featuring over 80 works amidst prints, sculptures, tapestry, videos, pictures and a vast array of ‘editions‘. All the works on display are the result of important loans from museums, institutions, as well as European and American private collections.
The themes and the style
The exhibition highlight a variety of themes and art phases that characterise the artist’s production between the 1950s and 1990s and provides visitors with examples of the artistic production from the post WW2 period up to the Cold War. Cultures, countries from the Far East, women, nude, interior design, still life up to abstract art are some of the subjects and core themes gathered in Roy Lichtenstein’s production. A particular focus is given to the technique of ‘printmaking’, a particular stylistic detail developed by the artist through all his career.
Where the American imaginary started
‘Roy Lichtenstein. Multiple Visions’ analyses also the concepts of mass consumerism that has characterised the culture and the production in the fifties. Lichenstein’s ‘Multiple Visions’ help revive the American Dream as they interpret the tastes, lifestyles and values of the American middle-class. Through the artist’s production, some of the most iconic symbols of the consumerist culture have seen the light.