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Maria Murgia was born in Ossi, Sardinia in 1935. When she was a little girl she had the opportunity to meet Aligi Sassu, her mentor, who encouraged her to continue the artistic studies.

 

During the years Murgia moved in the several cities of Italy, but in the 70' the art became central in her life and she devoted her time to an artistic career.

 

The artistic path of this important Italian artist has seen a lot of phases, in the whole common matrix is the female figure, often forced to tied up behaviours and roles defined by the social stereotypes. The woman becomes a stately image, flat, firm in her fixity, unable to move, forced from all the cages that have imprisoned her to an imposed role.

She uses Pop aesthetics with iconic images, which are linked to the world of fashion and entertainment, in particular the most famous dedicated to Audry Hapbourn and Marilyn Monroe.

In reality the content is much deeper, in the choice of images, which sees the prevalence of female subjects: the woman object, her image is commercialized as well as a consumer product, used and emptied of substance. The result is very original, aesthetically relevant and conceptually consistent.