I segni del tempo

By Mimmo Rotella SKU:189032

Mimmo Rotella's 'I segni del tempo' (The Signs of Time) is a remarkable painting with an air of nostalgia. Created during the 1980s, this special artwork showcases Rotella's innovative 'Décollage' technique. By layering and tearing posters, he unveils a stunning fusion of past and present, symbolizing the passage of time. 'I segni del tempo' is exceptionally special due to its evocative portrayal of history's layers, the transience of human experience, and the artist's ability to transform urban fragments into a timeless masterpiece, leaving viewers with a profound sense of connection to the ever-changing world

42 cm

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Title: “”I Segni del Tempo: Mimmo Rotella’s Timeless Décollage Art””
Year Painted: 1980s

During the 1980s, Mimmo Rotella created the captivating artwork “”I Segni del Tempo”” (The Signs of Time), showcasing his innovative Décollage technique. This masterpiece delves into the theme of nostalgia, presenting a poignant reflection on the passage of time and the transience of human experience.

Born in Catanzaro, Italy, in 1918, Mimmo Rotella was a prominent figure in the Nouveau Réalisme movement. His approach to art involved using pre-existing materials, such as posters torn from city walls, which he skillfully layered and then tore away to reveal an intricate tapestry of colors and images.

“”I Segni del Tempo”” holds immense significance as it captures the essence of history’s layers, blending fragments of the past and the present into a cohesive and evocative composition. The torn posters symbolize the fleeting nature of human existence, the traces of time etched on the urban landscape, and the memories of a bygone era.

The painting’s uniqueness lies in Rotella’s ability to transform ordinary urban fragments into a timeless artwork. The Décollage technique allows him to preserve glimpses of past advertisements, political messages, and cultural references, imbuing the work with a profound sense of connection to the ever-changing world.

Through “”I Segni del Tempo,”” Rotella invites viewers to reflect on the impermanence of life, the cyclical nature of history, and the bittersweet beauty of nostalgia. The juxtaposition of torn layers and vibrant colors creates a visual symphony that resonates with the complexities of human experience.

Furthermore, the painting serves as a poignant reminder of the passage of time and the inevitability of change. It evokes a sense of longing for the past while celebrating the transformative power of art in preserving memories and emotions.

“”I Segni del Tempo”” continues to captivate art enthusiasts and historians, drawn by its profound thematic exploration and Rotella’s mastery in employing the Décollage technique. The work stands as a timeless representation of the artist’s brilliance and his ability to infuse ordinary materials with extraordinary meaning.

In conclusion, “”I Segni del Tempo”” is a timeless masterpiece by Mimmo Rotella, painted in the 1980s, that delves into the theme of nostalgia and the passage of time. Through his innovative Décollage technique, Rotella transforms torn posters into a visual narrative of history’s layers and human experience. This exceptional artwork’s enduring appeal lies in its ability to evoke contemplation, emotions, and a profound connection to the ever-changing world, making it a cherished treasure in the realm of modern art.

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

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