Arrivano gli Indiani

By Mimmo Rotella SKU:188854

Mimmo Rotella's 'Arrivano gli Indiani,' painted in 1957, is a captivating portrayal of his décollage technique. Utilizing torn posters and layered fragments, Rotella constructs a vibrant narrative reminiscent of urban life. This artwork not only showcases his technical brilliance but also encapsulates the dynamism of the mid-20th century. 'Arrivano gli Indiani' captures the spirit of a transforming world, making it a special painting that fuses artistic innovation with the essence of an era marked by change and curiosity.

73 cm

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Title: “”Decoding Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Arrivano gli Indiani’: A 1957 Décollage Gem””

Year Painted: 1957

Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Arrivano gli Indiani,’ painted in 1957, stands as a captivating testament to his pioneering décollage technique. Crafted through the layering of torn posters and fragments, this artwork is a dynamic portrayal of urban life and the evolving mid-20th-century spirit. Rotella’s technical mastery combines with the essence of a world in flux, rendering ‘Arrivano gli Indiani’ a truly special painting that intertwines artistic innovation and the zeitgeist of change.

In 1957, Rotella’s creative exploration of the décollage technique was at its peak. ‘Arrivano gli Indiani’ emerges as a prime exemplar of this period, capturing the vibrancy and chaos of urban environments. The intricate layering of materials mirrors the multifaceted nature of city life, where diverse elements coexist in a constantly changing narrative.

What sets ‘Arrivano gli Indiani’ apart is its unique ability to capture the transformative essence of an era marked by curiosity and exploration. The torn posters and fragments, reassembled with precision, encapsulate the sense of discovery and change prevalent in the mid-20th century. The artwork becomes a visual snapshot of a world in motion, resonating with the spirit of a generation seeking new horizons.

In the context of art history, ‘Arrivano gli Indiani’ holds significance as a representation of Nouveau Réalisme’s core principles. This movement aimed to capture the interplay between art and life, and ‘Arrivano gli Indiani’ exemplifies this by incorporating urban fragments into its artistic tapestry. The artwork becomes a reflection of the movement’s ethos of blending the ordinary with the extraordinary.

The artwork’s relevance endures in the present day, where the dynamics of urban life and societal change remain pertinent topics. ‘Arrivano gli Indiani’ serves as a reminder of art’s capacity to freeze moments in time, allowing viewers to connect with the past while pondering the trajectory of the future.

In summary, Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Arrivano gli Indiani,’ painted in 1957, is a testimony to his artistic genius and his ability to encapsulate the essence of a transforming world. Its fusion of technique, historical context, and enduring significance cements its status as a standout piece within Rotella’s portfolio. ‘Arrivano gli Indiani’ not only invites us to appreciate the artist’s virtuosity but also prompts us to reflect on the ever-changing nature of life and the power of art to capture its vibrant pulse.

Original size:
44 x 80 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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