Made in Italy

By Mimmo Rotella SKU:189077

Mimmo Rotella's "Made in Italy" is a captivating painting created in 1962. This artwork holds great significance due to Rotella's pioneering technique of "Décollage," where he skillfully ripped and layered commercial posters to create a visually striking composition. "Made in Italy" stands as a powerful representation of the consumerism and mass culture prevalent in the post-war era. Through this innovative approach, Rotella not only challenged traditional artistic methods but also offered a thought-provoking commentary on the commodification of identity and the allure of commercialization in the modern world.

63 cm

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Total € 225

Title: “”Mimmo Rotella’s Iconic Masterpiece: Made in Italy””

Year Painted: 1962

Mimmo Rotella’s “”Made in Italy,”” painted in 1962, holds an esteemed place in the world of art due to its revolutionary use of the “”Décollage”” technique. With this masterpiece, Rotella skillfully tears and layers commercial posters, creating a visually stunning composition that delves into the heart of consumerism and mass culture. The artwork serves as a powerful reflection of the post-war era, where consumer goods and commercial branding gained prominence.

In 1962, the global landscape was undergoing profound changes, particularly in the realm of consumer culture. Italy was experiencing an economic boom, and the “”Made in Italy”” label became synonymous with high-quality and stylish products. It was an era of emerging brands and an increasing focus on the allure of the “”Made in Italy”” identity.

Rotella’s innovative “”Décollage”” technique played a pivotal role in shaping the artwork’s uniqueness. Breaking away from traditional methods, he embraced the urban environment’s discarded materials as his canvas. By tearing and reassembling posters, he challenged conventional artistic norms and embraced the spontaneity of creation. Through this method, Rotella breathed new life into otherwise overlooked commercial imagery, transforming it into a captivating work of art.

“”Made in Italy”” goes beyond its artistic ingenuity and delves into thought-provoking themes. It offers a profound commentary on consumerism’s impact on modern society and questions the commodification of identity through branding. The layered posters represent the complexity of the consumer landscape, where messages and images intertwine to shape public perceptions.

Moreover, the artwork encapsulates the essence of the post-war economic boom and Italy’s emergence as a global manufacturing and cultural hub. The “”Made in Italy”” concept became a symbol of pride for Italians, signifying their nation’s prowess in craftsmanship and design. Rotella’s painting captures this national sentiment and highlights the dichotomy between the desire for authenticity and the growing influence of mass-produced goods.

In conclusion, Mimmo Rotella’s “”Made in Italy,”” painted in 1962, is a masterpiece of unparalleled significance. Its innovative “”Décollage”” technique, along with its profound exploration of consumerism and cultural identity, sets it apart as an iconic artwork. As we ponder the allure of brands and the complexities of consumer culture, “”Made in Italy”” continues to resonate with audiences, offering a timeless reflection on the interplay between art, commerce, and society.

Original size:
32 x 50 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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