Maria Mulas

Peggy Guggenheim and three protagonists of the Milanese cultural life, Valentina Cortese, Paolo Barozzi and John Loring, converse informally in an art gallery. Maria Mulas began her career in the 1960s, following the example of her brother Ugo. With a keen eye for social criticism, she focused her lens on the bourgeoisie, the artists and the intellectuals documenting their lifestyle at the time of the economic boom.

MARIA MULAS began her career in Milan in the 60s. She learnt to print and correct the imperfections of contact sheets, immediately devoting herself to two main areas of interest of her work: portrait and architecture. With a gaze attentive to social criticism she pointed her camera to the bourgeois and their lifestyle. In the 70s she used her portraits to dialogue with contemporary art, she photographed intellectuals and artists, documenting the 1978 Venice Biennale. She carried out a series of portraits of artists in their studios (Sonia Delaunay, Meret Oppenheim, Bice Lazzari, etc.) which would be exhibited in the show L’altra meta dell’avanguardia (1980). With a perfect balance of aesthetics and technique she works on the film with re-elaborations, sequences, superimpositions and re-compositions of photograms, transforming portraits and architecture into forms of becoming. She was born in Manerba del Garda in 1935, she lives and works Milan.