Daelim Museum was thrilled to present ‘Linda McCartney Retrospective’, Korea’s first ever exhibition of works by Linda McCartney, among one of the most exceptional digital photographers of the 20th century, from November 6th, 2014 to 26th April, 2015.
Linda caught informal and intimate scenes showcasing a number of the best-known artists of the 1960s and 70s, from The Rolling Stones to The Beatles, creating a special world of work in the process. This exhibit incorporated photos of leading artists from the last century with shots of precious minutes in McCartney’s everyday life. Showing her look for easy joy in the midst of a rock and roll life, and also her consistent readiness to decide on social problems, the retrospective, created by Daelim Museum and the McCartney family, presents a journey right into McCartney’s life and her interest for digital photography.
Linda McCartney was the first female professional photographer to have her work showcased on the cover of legendary songs and society journal Rolling Stone. She created her track record by catching a number of the icons of 20th century music, consisting of The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, in places such as New York, California, and London. Unlike various other digital photographers recognized for their superior methods or intellectual content, McCartney established a credibility for austere photos that supplied candid looks into the feelings of her topics. In the words of her little girl, worldwide fashion designer Stella McCartney, “Her humour is there, her sympathy, her love of nature and life. Every image is a reflection of her way of seeing life and how she viewed every day with fresh eyes. Her lens was her way of expressing herself, the real Linda.”
After weding Paul McCartney, Linda started increasing the extent and capacity of her fine art. Recording her family and daily life in images, she moved into various other categories such as songs and film. At the same time, she took a vital position on social issues such as vegetarianism and was a passionate animal civil liberties protester, sustaining an existence in print and broadcast media.
The exhibition contained around 200 of Linda’s iconic photos, consisting of “Chronicles of the 60s,” which includes photos of some of the leading musicians and artists of this period, her best known works; “The Family Life,” a collection of photographs taken by the artist of her household, “Social Commentary,” created to share the musician’s social messages; as well as “Portrait of Linda,” which presents her as viewed by the musicians with which she took pleasure in close partnerships. A background tale, representing Linda with the recollections of other musicians, as well as a variety of uncommon products such as records and interviews featuring her, likewise awaited viewers.
As a well-known digital photographer, social activist and dedicated better half and mommy, Linda McCartney strikes a deep chord with lots of girls today. This exhibit therefore offered visitors an unique possibility to locate motivation and happiness in life, via McCartney’s exceptionally intimate photos.