Arruolamento militare

By Mimmo Rotella SKU:189076

Mimmo Rotella's "Arruolamento militare" is a remarkable painting created in 1960. This artwork is extraordinary because Rotella was a leading figure in the Italian "Décollage" movement, which involved tearing, cutting, and reassembling posters. "Arruolamento militare" exemplifies his innovative approach, utilizing fragments of military recruitment posters to depict the recruitment process's complexities and societal impact. The juxtaposition of torn images adds depth to the composition, conveying a sense of urgency and disarray. The painting's historical context and Rotella's unique technique make it a truly exceptional piece of art.

50 cm

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Title: “Mimmo Rotella – Arruolamento militare”
Year Painted: 1961

Mimmo Rotella’s captivating masterpiece, “Arruolamento militare,” created in 1961, holds a remarkable significance in the realm of contemporary art. This iconic painting is a prime example of Rotella’s innovative technique, which he termed “decollage.” By utilizing a unique process that involved affixing torn fragments of posters onto canvas, he broke away from traditional artistic norms and established himself as a pioneering figure in the realm of avant-garde art.

The year 1961 was an essential time for Mimmo Rotella, as it marked a turning point in his artistic journey. It was during this period that he fully embraced the decollage technique, evolving from his earlier interest in torn posters to a more refined and sophisticated approach. “Arruolamento militare” showcases his mastery of this technique, capturing the essence of his artistic vision.

The painting’s subject matter, “Arruolamento militare,” meaning “military enlistment” in Italian, adds another layer of intrigue to the artwork. The juxtaposition of torn posters related to military themes lends a powerful commentary on the socio-political landscape of the time. It encapsulates the essence of the tumultuous post-war era, reflecting on the impact of militarization on society.

Rotella’s innovative approach to art not only challenged traditional artistic norms but also opened up new avenues of expression for subsequent generations of artists. His decollage technique revolutionized the concept of collage, breaking apart existing imagery to create something entirely new and evocative. This artistic process aligns with the broader themes of change, upheaval, and transformation that characterized the 1960s.

“Arruolamento militare” stands as an enduring testament to Rotella’s profound artistic vision and his ability to create thought-provoking compositions that resonate with viewers on multiple levels. Its historical significance, coupled with its striking visual appeal, has secured its place as a cornerstone of modern art.

Today, this iconic painting can be found in prestigious art collections and museums worldwide, celebrated for its role in shaping the trajectory of contemporary art history. For art enthusiasts, historians, and collectors, “Mimmo Rotella – Arruolamento militare” remains a cherished and sought-after artwork, embodying the spirit of artistic innovation and critical introspection that continues to inspire and captivate audiences to this day.

Original size:
89.5 x 89.5 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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