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Luc Tuymans (audio tour)

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Interested in the lingering effects of World War II on the lives of Europeans, Luc Tuymans explores issues of history and memory, as well as the relationship between photography and painting, using a muted palette to create canvases that are simultaneously withholding and disarmingly stark. Drawing on imagery from photography, television, and film, his distinctive compositions make ingenious use of cropping, close-ups, framing, and sequencing, offering fresh perspectives on the medium of painting, as well as larger cultural issues.

The MCA’s Pamela Alper Associate Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm and artist Luc Tuymans provide insight on the exhibition.

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