La grande cavalcata

By Mimmo Rotella SKU:189035

immo Rotella's "La grande cavalcata" is a remarkable artwork created in 1965. This special painting is part of the "décollage" movement, where Rotella carefully tore layers of advertising posters, revealing captivating fragments beneath. The vibrant composition showcases a dynamic horse race scene, infused with colors and energy. Rotella's innovative technique elevates discarded materials into high art, blurring the line between fine art and everyday life. "La grande cavalcata" not only represents Rotella's artistic prowess but also symbolizes the beauty found in reimagining the overlooked, making it a truly extraordinary piece.

55 cm

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Title: “”Mimmo Rotella’s La Grande Cavalcata: A Masterpiece of Décollage Art””

Year Painted: 1965

Mimmo Rotella’s iconic artwork, “”La Grande Cavalcata,”” created in 1965, stands as a pinnacle of the décollage movement, a technique that redefined artistic expression. This extraordinary painting exemplifies Rotella’s innovative approach to transforming mundane materials into captivating masterpieces.

Derived from the French word “”décoller,”” meaning to unstick or take off, the décollage movement emerged in the 1950s as a response to the prevailing trends of abstract expressionism. Inspired by the urban environment, Rotella began collecting layers of torn and weathered advertising posters from city walls. Rather than adding paint or brushstrokes, he utilized destructive techniques to expose the hidden beauty beneath the surface.

In “”La Grande Cavalcata,”” Rotella’s deft hands have meticulously stripped away layers of paper, unveiling a dynamic horse race scene bursting with vibrancy and movement. The juxtaposition of fragmented colors and text creates a visually arresting composition, drawing viewers into a dynamic world of motion and energy.

What makes this painting so special is Rotella’s ability to elevate the discarded and mundane into high art. By transforming the anonymous posters into an extraordinary artwork, he challenges traditional notions of artistic creation and redefines the relationship between art and everyday life.

Beyond its aesthetic allure, “”La Grande Cavalcata”” symbolizes a broader cultural significance. It reflects the rapidly evolving post-war society, with its constant influx of commercial images and the growing consumerism of the time. Through the décollage technique, Rotella not only immortalizes the transient nature of urban landscapes but also comments on the saturation of mass media and its influence on modern identity.

Rotella’s “”La Grande Cavalcata”” serves as a profound reminder that art can emerge from unexpected sources. It celebrates the beauty of imperfection and embraces the chaos of urban existence. By embracing this innovative approach, Rotella inspires artists and audiences alike to find creativity in the overlooked and mundane aspects of life.

The enduring appeal of “”La Grande Cavalcata”” lies in its ability to evoke emotions and prompt introspection. It invites viewers to question the boundaries of art and challenges the conventional understanding of beauty. As a result, this masterpiece continues to captivate art enthusiasts and remains a testament to Mimmo Rotella’s artistic genius and pioneering spirit within the realm of décollage art.

Original size:
101 x 140 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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