Luc Tuymans, “Der Diagnostische Blick V,” 1992.*

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
October 2, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Luc Tuymans (born 1958) is considered to be one of the most significant painters working today, and his distinctive visual style and approach to issues of history and memory have influenced an entire generation of younger artists. Interested in the after-effects of the most traumatic events of the last and present century and their representation in the mass media, Tuymans uses a muted palette to create paintings that are at once sumptuous and subtle, enigmatic and disarmingly stark.

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