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Room in a Tempest (Camera in Tempesta)

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Room in a Tempest (Camera in Tempesta)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Mimmo Paladino
Italian, born 1948

Date

1984

Medium

Oil on canvas, wood, and found objects

Accession #

1999.106

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Mimmo Paladino is among a small group of influential artists who reintroduced figurative painting in the late 1970s and 1980s. Room in a Tempest depicts a figure kneeling in the center of a brilliant red room that is sparsely furnished with an assortment of modernist furniture, ethnographic sculpture, and other miscellaneous objects. This enormous canvas is framed by scrapes of lumber and used molding that impart a sense of timeworn history. Although painted in thick, impasto vibrant reds and yellows, an eerie calm pervades the scene, suggesting that the tempest in this room may be some sort of psychological or emotional turbulence suffered by the isolated protagonist.

Credit

The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th Century Art

Image Copyright

© Mimmo Paladino

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