This work by Nelly Ruggeri represents the famous cars constructor, Ernesto Maserati and his famous creation, the Maserati. He is not only a personality, but a symbol of an era in which Italy became recognized and famous. Important industries contributed to Italy’s recognition at this time.
Nelly Ruggeri struck us for her amazing ability to translate the pages of her very own family photo diary into designs and drawings, a family that has breathed the adrenalin of the race track since the beginning of the last century: her great grandfather Amedeo Ruggeri was a famous racing driver during the 1920’s and ‘30s, and today Nelly has immortalised in her artwork all the emotion, flavours and faces of that era from the past but which are still very much alive today.
In Ruggeri’s works, we find real attributes of the past, which include authentic newspapers and magazines of the 20’s, vehicles advertisements, lubricant for cars, tire and much more. The artist deliberately uses old materials to stress the history of the composition. Ruggeri finds it important to include to something authentic, antique and real, something which was used in the history of the era she is portraying.
Name: To Be Ernesto
Artist: Nelly Ruggeri
Description: mixed media on canvas
Dimensions: 200x150 cm
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