Mixed Emotion, 2018 by Roberta Fineberg is a 17" x 24" photograph on rice paper, is an archival pigment print, in an edition of 5. The contemporary color print is appropriated from a cinematic masterpiece from 1963 -- The Leopard -- to which the artist pays homage by carefully recomposing the photograph in quadrants, appearing in the form of a cross.
Italian film star, Claudia Cardinale, and French actor, Jean-Paul Belmondo, appear together in a film on the birth of a new generation post the Italian Unification - or Risorgemto of the late 19th century - when the different Italian states merged into a single state, modern-day Italy. The piece is a nod to eternal change, everlasting beauty, Italian cinema, and appropriation.
Signature: signed verso