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Michael Jackson with the Large palace, the icon, the god, artists influenced by the King of the Pop one

Until February 14th, 2019, the Large palace devotes an exposure to Michael Jackson, the life of the star, but also to the impact which the artist had on his contemporaries, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers.

First black musician to know an international repute, it was one of the cultural figures most outstanding of second half of the 20th century.
Its image and its music continue to have a great influence in the cultural field of our time. that it is for the dance, the music, the fashion, the musical clips of which it was the precursor, devoting the video like forms art except for whole.

Except for Charlie Chaplin, few people are recognizable immediately by their simple silhouette. Its postures, its steps of dance, the famous moonwalk, a backslide which goes back to Cab Calloway, became legendary.

Its disc Thriller, left in 1982, was the album more sold with the world. In 2017, one is with more than 66 million specimens!

In 1971, the idol teenager does the one of the magazine Rolling Stone.la younger personality to do the one of this magazine.

The exposure presents works of twelve artists who evoke the social origins of the childstar, exhaustion with the work of the bluecollar workers, the hard labour of the minors, or testify to the importance of the figure of Michael Jackson like model for youth AfroAmerican of the Seventies and Eighties.

Two British artists, Dawn Mellor and Graham Dolphin, realized, one, of the drawings inspired of the photographs of Michael Jackson published in the media in the Eighties, the other, an assembly of covers of discs vinyls of Off The Wall and Thriller, on which he thoroughly wrote with the hand the 90,000 words of the 616 songs of the artist.

Andy Warhol carried out portraits of Michael Jackson whom it used in his publications while the singer introduced a selfportrait of Warhol into one of his clips. Cross homages.

The image of the star is forged with the wire of the metamorphoses which he endorses in his films and his clips, playing with the stereotypes related to the representations of the masculinity and the black body.

The mask holds an important place in the work of Michael Jackson.

In its clips, it uses special costumes, makeup, effects like masks which, accessories, become the face itself. In Jordan Wolfson, even, the singer is incarnated by his only glance.

Roland Barthes, in the Face of Garbo, evoking the universal attraction that the stars of the cinema like Chaplin, Gabin or Garbo exert, compares their face to a mask, plastic support on which the company, fascinated, registers its own concerns.

Icon nobody adulated, idol model, prototype, the representations of the King the Pop one borrow from crowned, with the iconographer Christian woman even for David Lachapelle who represents it in American Jesus in his portraits.
In 2009, a series of ten concerts is announced, the figure passes quickly to fifty, the tickets are sold in four hours. On June 25th, Michael Jackson dies of a cardiac arrest.

Exposure Michael Jackson On the Wall Large palace southeastern Gallery until February 14th, 2019