By Mimmo Rotella SKU:189083

Mimmo Rotella's 'Gioventu,' painted in the 1960s, is a truly special artwork. As part of his renowned 'Décollage' series, Rotella ingeniously created this masterpiece by tearing and collaging layers of posters. 'Gioventu' embodies the vibrant energy and rebellious spirit of youth, capturing the essence of an era marked by cultural transformation. Through its dynamic composition and innovative technique, the painting stands as a testament to Rotella's artistic genius, redefining the boundaries of contemporary art. Its timeless allure lies in its ability to evoke emotions and resonate with viewers, making it a cherished gem in the world of art.

57 cm

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Title: “”Mimmo Rotella’s Iconic ‘Gioventu’: A Revolutionary Décollage of the 1960s””

Year Painted: 1960s

Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Gioventu,’ painted in the 1960s, holds a pivotal place in the annals of contemporary art. As a groundbreaking work from his celebrated ‘Décollage’ series, the painting epitomizes Rotella’s artistic brilliance and revolutionizes traditional artistic techniques.

In ‘Gioventu,’ Rotella employs his innovative Décollage technique, where he skillfully tears and assembles layers of street posters on canvas. This approach defied conventional norms, reimagining the concept of collage art. The painting resonates with the effervescent spirit of youth, capturing the vivacity and energy of a generation undergoing profound societal changes during the tumultuous 1960s.

The year in which ‘Gioventu’ was painted is significant as it coincides with a transformative period in history. The 1960s witnessed a cultural revolution and social upheaval, inspiring artists to challenge established paradigms and embrace newfound artistic expressions. Rotella’s ‘Gioventu’ symbolizes the rebellion and desire for freedom that characterized this era, making it a timeless reflection of the zeitgeist.

What makes ‘Gioventu’ truly special is its ability to transcend temporal and cultural boundaries. The painting speaks to the universal human experience of youthful exuberance, imbuing it with a timeless appeal that resonates across generations. Its dynamic composition and bold use of torn posters evoke a sense of movement and spontaneity, encapsulating the essence of youth and capturing fleeting moments of urban life.

Rotella’s ‘Gioventu’ continues to captivate art enthusiasts, critics, and scholars worldwide. Its significance lies not only in its artistic innovation but also in the narrative it encapsulates—the desire for change, the pursuit of individuality, and the celebration of youthful energy. The painting’s enduring allure lies in its ability to evoke emotions and provoke contemplation, making it an invaluable piece in the artistic canon.

Today, ‘Gioventu’ remains a cherished gem in the art world, sought after by collectors and museums alike. Its lasting impact on contemporary art cements Rotella’s legacy as a visionary artist who dared to push the boundaries of creativity. As ‘Gioventu’ continues to inspire and captivate, it stands as an enduring testament to the power of art to mirror society’s aspirations and dreams across time and space.

Original size:
139 x 198 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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