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Italian icons in Maria Mulas photo portraits

Artworks of a great lady of Italian portrait photography in Bratislava

The exhibition is one of the key events of the 15th annual Italian festival in Slovakia – “Dolce Vitaj”. It consists of a selection of her works from 1970 to 2000, following the exhibition Obiettivo Milano (Focus Milan) from 2017 at the Palazzo Morando in Milan.

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The exhibition project, through selected works, will present personalities from the fields of art and culture of the second half of the 20th century in Italy, including those from abroad. It will bring the Italian creative spirit, which at that time dominated in the sphere of visual arts, architecture and design, arts, literature and fashion, even far beyond the borders of Italy.

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Maria Mulas lived her professional life in Milan. The city became its epicentre, the city’s cultural base could be captured more accurately than anyone else. Her portraits are a living memory of one special time and an opportunity to meet the greats full of humanity. The exhibited photographs come from the Marie Mulas archive, which has grown to more than nineteen thousand photographs and two hundred thousand slides in the fifty years of her active career. To make it easier to associate famous names with specific faces, photographs are accompanied by concise biographical profiles.

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Maria Mulas devoted her professional life to the art of photography. During her career, she has been able to transcend the Italian context and portrait world artists: Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Beuys, Sonia Delaunay, Meret Oppenheim, Bob Wilson, Anish Kapoor, Allen Ginsberg, Günter Grass, Jorge Luis Borges, Christo, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Keith Haring, Paloma Picasso and many others.