December 19, 2016: Enzo Rosamilia released a series of new artworks dedicated to Faina Ranevskaya
. The Italian artist's quadriptych was inspired by several films starring the famous Soviet Russian actress, who is a native of Taganrog: "I decided to dedicate this work to her because she was a great woman and I wanted to make this as a gift to the city of Taganrog and Russia, where I received a wonderful friendly welcome and hospitality! The choice of umbrella, I think, is a reference to one of the most popular movies, The Foundling. It is not a coincidence that Ranevskaya
statue in front of her birth house in Taganrog features an umbrella. I chose this portrait to be very expressive, to better highlight her personality".
Pictures of Azov Sea with Faina Ranevskaya
's photo and surrealistic umbrellas give a special feeling of infinite space. The artwork was done with analog camera Hasselblad 6x6 cm. This series continues the tribute work by Enzo Rosamilia, devoted to other artists, writers, poets, filmmakers, such as Federico Fellini, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Beato Angelico, Botticelli, Che Guevara etc.
The works by Enzo Rosamilia are performed masterly in the form of prints on a unique kind of paper produced in the city of Amalfi, which is considered to be one of the most valued and is also used in Vatican city. The artist uses a special technique creating a collage and a laconic artistic image. Rosamilia's masterpieces speak about time and eternity, permanence of cultural codes and the truth of simple things.
Enzo Rosamilia invented a unique technique, which is a combination of photography and painting. Each artwork was made on a famous Amalfi handmade paper (Province of Salerno, Italy), considered to be one of the most valued and is also used in Vatican city, and which was consequently hand painted with special emulsions. The artist uses a special technique creating a collage and a laconic artistic image. Rosamilia's masterpieces speak about time and eternity, permanence of cultural codes and the truth of simple things.
The works by the artist are showcased in various museums and private collections in Italy, France, Spain, USA, Brazil, South Korea, Belgium and Russia. Two personal exhibitions by the artist were held in Taganrog, Russia: "Segni nel tempo"("Signs of The Times") in 2013
and "Chekhov Through the Mirrors"
, dedicated to Anton Chekhov
's 155th birthday anniversary in 2015. In November 2015, Enzo Rosamilia with other Italian artists participated in "I Rosamilia + Vairetti" exhibition
held at Taganrog Museum of Art.