Sabato 19

By Mimmo Rotella SKU:189082

Mimmo Rotella's masterpiece, 'Sabato 19,' painted in the early 1960s, holds a special place in art history. This groundbreaking work belongs to Rotella's celebrated 'Décollage' series, where he ingeniously ripped away layers of posters to create captivating collages. 'Sabato 19' embodies the essence of his innovative technique, capturing the dynamism of urban life while challenging traditional artistic conventions. Through its unique blend of chaos and order, this painting revolutionized contemporary art, earning Rotella international acclaim and influencing generations of artists to come.

55 cm

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Title: “”Mimmo Rotella’s Revolutionary ‘Sabato 19’: Exploring the Masterpiece of the 1960s””

Year Painted: 1960s

Mimmo Rotella, an iconic figure in the world of contemporary art, left an indelible mark with his groundbreaking artwork, ‘Sabato 19,’ created in the early 1960s. This masterpiece is a part of Rotella’s acclaimed ‘Décollage’ series, which catapulted him to international fame and cemented his status as a visionary artist.

‘Sabato 19’ is a testament to Rotella’s innovative technique and artistic ingenuity. The term ‘Décollage’ refers to the act of ripping away layers of posters from public spaces, revealing striking fragments of urban visual culture. The process of dismantling and reassembling these fragments on canvas was a radical departure from traditional artistic practices, revolutionizing the concept of collage.

In ‘Sabato 19,’ Rotella masterfully captures the vibrancy and dynamism of contemporary urban life. The collage of torn posters forms an intricate mosaic, showcasing a rich tapestry of colors, textures, and typographical elements. Through this chaotic arrangement, Rotella manages to convey a sense of harmony amid disorder, reflecting the pulsating energy of city living.

The year in which ‘Sabato 19’ was painted is crucial to understanding its significance. During the 1960s, a period marked by social upheaval and cultural transformation, art was evolving in unprecedented ways. Rotella’s artistic expression resonated deeply with the zeitgeist of the era, as his work challenged the established norms and pushed the boundaries of artistic representation.

‘Sabato 19’ stands as a symbol of artistic liberation and rebellion against the conventional art establishment. Rotella’s fearless exploration of new techniques and themes paved the way for future generations of artists to embrace experimentation and innovation in their work.

The painting’s uniqueness lies not only in its artistic approach but also in the underlying narrative it carries. ‘Sabato 19’ encapsulates a snapshot of contemporary society, frozen in time through layers of torn posters that once adorned the streets. It offers a glimpse into the collective consciousness of an era, reflecting the dreams, desires, and dilemmas of a generation.

Today, ‘Sabato 19’ is celebrated as one of Rotella’s most iconic and sought-after works. Its enduring appeal lies in its ability to transcend temporal and cultural boundaries, remaining relevant and captivating to viewers across generations.

In conclusion, Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Sabato 19’ is a seminal artwork from the 1960s that redefined the concept of collage through its innovative ‘Décollage’ technique. Capturing the spirit of its time, this painting serves as a testament to the artist’s visionary approach and enduring influence on contemporary art. Its significance in art history makes it an essential masterpiece, beloved by art enthusiasts and scholars alike.

Original size:
65 x 90 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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