Via col vento

By Mimmo Rotella SKU:189170

Mimmo Rotella's 'Via col vento,' created in 1965, holds exceptional significance. Employing his avant-garde décollage technique, Rotella ingeniously crafted a captivating collage that reimagines the iconic "Gone with the Wind" imagery. This artwork not only showcases Rotella's artistic innovation but also encapsulates the timeless allure of classic cinema. 'Via col vento' stands as a tribute to both Rotella's creative prowess and the enduring impact of cinematic narratives, making it a truly remarkable and evocative piece.

57 cm

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Total € 225

Title: “”Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Via col vento’: A Cinematic Décollage Masterpiece””
Year Painted: 1965

In 1965, the Italian artist Mimmo Rotella unveiled his masterful artwork ‘Via col vento,’ a captivating manifestation of his avant-garde décollage technique. This piece ingeniously reimagines imagery from the iconic film “”Gone with the Wind,”” intertwining the realms of cinema and visual art.

Rotella’s work transcends its creation year, echoing the timelessness of classic cinema and its impact on collective imagination. The meticulous layering of torn posters, meticulously arranged in a collage, captures the essence of Scarlett O’Hara’s indomitable spirit and the grandeur of the cinematic landscape.

The significance of ‘Via col vento’ lies in its seamless fusion of art forms, blending the ephemeral nature of film with the permanence of visual art. By repurposing fragments of cultural imagery, Rotella not only pays homage to cinematic storytelling but also prompts contemplation on the intersection of reality and fiction.

This artwork beckons viewers to traverse the borders of perception, where fragments converge to form a coherent narrative, much like the evolution of memories and stories over time. Rotella’s ability to evoke the visual essence of a beloved film in a new medium captures the malleability of artistic expression.

As time has unfolded, ‘Via col vento’ remains a beacon of Rotella’s creativity and a bridge between cinematic and artistic worlds. Its continued resonance echoes the enduring enchantment of “”Gone with the Wind”” and its place in cultural history.

In summary, ‘Via col vento’ stands as a testament to Rotella’s visionary approach, melding cinematic and artistic realms. By breathing new life into the cinematic iconography, he invites us to reevaluate the boundary between fiction and reality, and to appreciate the transformative power of art in all its forms. This work is more than a painting; it’s an homage to cultural narratives and a celebration of artistic ingenuity.

Original size:
67 x 96 cm (width x height)
Art styles:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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