Max Pellegrini: A Retrospective Exhibition
November 27, 2015 - March 27, 2016
Palm Desert, CA
As an artist, Max Pellegrini has always been an exuberant explorer. His youthful prints, paintings, and mixed-media works of the 1960s reflected the styles that were influential at the time—Pop Art, psychedelia, rock’n’roll posters, and the films of avant-garde director Federico Fellini. In the 1970s, he went on to study the techniques of various old masters he admired, creating images in the style of Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Hals, among others. As he matured, Pellegrini continued to incorporate a wide range of cultural and stylistic influences into his work, including classical Greek mythology, Roman Catholic iconography, literature, film, opera, Surrealism, and Art Nouveau.