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''Crucifixion of the Gioconda'' Painting



Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 15.8 W x 19.7 H x 0.8 D in

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''ECCE the raped Mona Lisa'' UNIQUE WORK OF ART! An artwork that clearly expresses her pain. According to the artist, she can represent at the best the status of art in the world. Crucified by people feeling to be artists only because they think scandals lead to the easiest way to their success. For some time now, artistic merits have been given to those who do not deserve them. According to R. Ciotola, this new trend of performances diminishes the true work that every artist should demonstrate through genius, indeed, by using the artistic means of expression such as painting, sculpture, photography, dance and similar. Dear ladies and gentlemen we are talking about work not about statuesque ladies or subjects stripping naked who think they represent who knows what sublime art. ART is killed, that's what happens! Young artists should know that only through their work and experimental researches they have the possibility to elevate their artistic essence and to really stand out, maybe. The genius is long-lasting, the success of temporary events or paintings without any emotion, any sense or any logic is confusing. Why does some critics define them so extraordinary that should be taken into consideration? So affected rewiews that, in the end, people do not understand anything? Words, words, only words. The raped Mona Lisa, desecrated and mortified. No one will be able to deprive the true artists of the destiny of being the beloved children of art that is a God's gift. Take off your clothes, throw yourselves to the ground, too, and even let yourselves be observed by stupid fans who forgot the hard work demonstrated by the ancient artists. Sit in museums like mummies, or stain to the beat of music all the surfaces in the world with color thrown illogically, while interpreting through an exaggerated mimicry as alchemists who feel like magicians of color. ART is not created in a few minutes, it is a careful study that takes time. Among who are called great artists, there are many I call FAILED ACTORS, who were not able to realize their dreams as thespians. It would have been the best choice for them. Through some long efforts, artists create and generate their artworks inspired by ART, the divine mother. Do we want to be extravagant? Of course! But, it is necessary to show that we can afford it; if you want to use any street or museum just for show, ok do it, too, time will get everyone to see it was just a SCENE! Don't rape ART, you sincerely know you are not able to create anything but fleeting illusions, which will leave no trace of you. Juggle, play as actors, but please don't RAPE ART.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:15.8 W x 19.7 H x 0.8 D in

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The artist Raffaele Ciotola was born in Naples on the 17th of October 1964. His loving and receptive mother promoted his studies and supported supporting his artistic nature. He obtained the Artistic High School School graduation and got the Master of Arts degree at the state institute of Arts "F.Palizzi" in Naples in 1983. Since he was a boy he has been devoting his life to painting in a professional manner; after his debut in 1980 at an exhibition in his hometown, he kept on taking part in other collective and personal exhibitions set up in several Italian cities until 2002 (Piano di Sorrento, St. Anne in Naples, Milano, Viterbo, Milan). He was awarded the gold medal at the National Biennial of Sacred Art in Torre del Greco in 1980 by prof. Mr Franco Girosi, a famous Neaolitan artist of the last century. It was foundamental for his training, the meetings with prof. Mr Franco Girosi and with Mr Luigi Signore, an artist known as one of the best sculptors of cribs in Italy today. He studied music and attended the voice class at the Conservatory of Naples, but the meeting he had in Rome in 1987 with Master Mr Renato Guelfi, opera singer and painter, was so crucial to his professional growth that he started performing as a singer in some Italian theatres (Lecce, Santa Maria di Leuca, Ronciglione, Villa Pignatelli in Naples). He got to obtained some rewards such as: the gold medal in "La Triade" Prize, Palazzo Sormani - Sala del Grechetto - Milano; the diploma of honor at St. Anastasia, Naples. His personal exhibition in Tuscia dates back to 2002 , in this occasion he exhibited for the first time at the Sala Anselmi in Viterbo. His painting style and production are characterized by an intense use of colours and by the chiaroscuro effects conveying a whole creative freedom and a boundless vital energy, without hiding any strong and eloquent emotion, leaving the viewer a hope, a light , the one that leads beyond any solitude and that blurs roles and social conventions. In fact, from the late 90s, his work is more focused on topical issues and feels the effect of his civil commitment against homophobia and discriminatory behaviors, so it became a vehicle to spread some nonconformist messages, even inspired by universal ethical values. In 2003 he created the artistic movement called "Stop Homoph Art" which aims to spread the culture of respect and fight against homophobia.

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