Paintings exhibit in Rotch Library: Disintegration by R. Marrone

Posted November 13th, 2008 by mit-admin

Rotch Library will host an exhibition of paintings by Roberto Marrone from November 14 until November 25, 2008. There will be an opening reception starting at 5:30PM, ending at 7 PM on November 14.

Disintegration (Paintings)

The exhibition displays some of Roberto Marrone’s works. Many of them are the results of the reaction between colour and chemical material. Looking at the painting, the observer reads subjective figures which are the results of how the materials used interfere with each other.


These works are realized in two phases: Firstly the material is distributed on the canvas; layers of colour, oxide, acid and other reactive substances, are superimposed one upon another. Secondly there is the phase of the “reaction”, which involves a “disintegration” of the material with the consequent formation of bright-coloured forms. These abstract forms can be perceived subjectively by the observer.
In addition to these paintings, the exhibition also displays several abstract-figurative drawings by the artist.

Roberto Marrone is an Italian painter who lives and works in Milan.

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