Per la patria

By Mimmo Rotella SKU:189075

Mimmo Rotella's 'Per la patria' is a remarkable painting created in 1961. It stands out for its unique technique of 'décollage,' where Rotella used torn posters to create a captivating collage. The artwork's thematic depth revolves around the concept of 'for the homeland' ('Per la patria'), possibly expressing a critical commentary on patriotism and societal values. This masterpiece not only showcases Rotella's innovative approach but also holds immense historical and cultural significance, making it a very special painting admired by art enthusiasts worldwide

41 cm

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Title: “”Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Per la patria’ – A Revolutionary Décollage Masterpiece””

Year Painted: 1961

Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Per la patria’ is a groundbreaking painting that emerged in the artistic landscape in 1961. Renowned for his innovative décollage technique, Rotella pushed the boundaries of traditional art forms by employing torn posters and advertising materials to create captivating collages. This iconic artwork holds immense historical and cultural significance, making it a very special piece in the world of modern art.

The technique of décollage involves the careful selection and ripping of layers of posters from public spaces, leaving behind a textured and multilayered canvas. Rotella’s approach can be seen as a form of artistic ‘unmaking,’ deconstructing the visual clutter of urban life to produce a fresh and dynamic composition. The juxtaposition of various elements within ‘Per la patria’ creates a visually stunning and thought-provoking experience for the viewer.

‘Per la patria’ (‘For the Homeland’) carries profound thematic depth, reflecting Rotella’s critical commentary on the notion of patriotism and societal values. By incorporating fragments of propaganda and commercial imagery, the artist challenges the viewers to question the relationship between national identity and consumer culture. The torn fragments of symbols and slogans evoke a sense of fragmented collective memory, suggesting the complexities of patriotism and the influence of mass media in shaping societal beliefs.

Beyond its artistic significance, the painting also holds historical importance due to the political context of its creation. 1961 was a tumultuous year in global politics, marked by the height of the Cold War and the construction of the Berlin Wall, events that heightened tensions and divisions between nations. Rotella’s ‘Per la patria’ may have served as a reflection on these socio-political complexities, drawing attention to the consequences of blind loyalty to a nation-state and the erosion of individual identity.

The enduring appeal of ‘Per la patria’ lies in its ability to resonate with contemporary audiences. Its critical themes continue to be relevant in a world grappling with issues of nationalism, consumerism, and identity. As a result, the painting remains an essential piece in discussions about the evolution of modern art and its capacity to address pressing societal concerns.

In conclusion, Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Per la patria,’ painted in 1961, stands as a revolutionary décollage masterpiece. Through its innovative technique and profound themes, the artwork challenges conventional norms and endures as a powerful symbol of critical artistry. Its resonance with contemporary issues makes it a must-see for art enthusiasts seeking deeper insights into the interplay of art and society.

Original size:
73 x 60.3 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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