The Minotaur is real. Well, sort of… recently Lamborghini, the Italian super car maker who named their vehicles after fighting bulls, revealed the artwork known as “Minotauro” at La Bullona in Milan. The mythical creature with the body of a man and a bull came to life in a finger painting on the body of a Huracán EVO.
According to Lamborghini, the work of Italian artist Paolo Troilo represents dynamism and power – the essence of what Paolo experienced when he was behind the wheel of the Huracán EVO.
Another feature of Paolo’s ever-evolving technique is finger painting. The work, titled “Minotauro”, is a manifestation of the vast whirlwind of emotions that Paolo says he encountered in his time in the Lamborghini.
“It was inspiring to meet Paolo Troilo and his artistic expressiveness. In our company, we are used to the art and the way it has always influenced our cars, ”commented Christian Mastro, Marketing Director of Automobili Lamborghini. “However, when our product and the emotions it provides come together with the sensibility of an artist like Troilo, something different and exceptionally unique like ‘Minotauro’ is created, and we are very proud of it.”
The work is a tribute to a fusion between man and the symbol of the bull. In addition, the concept portrays the animal strength exuded by the silhouette of the man painted on the sides of the car. Look closely and the paint communicates strength in the form of the forearms and closed fists on the front cover – both reminiscent of the horns of a bull.
The car will be on display along with other works of art from November 4 to 13 at Palazzo Serbelloni in Corso Venezia. It will then be exhibited in Milan on November 16 as part of the ‘TROILO-MILANO SOLO ANDATA’ exhibition, organized by Luca Beatrice.
Paolo was born in Taranto on March 27, 1972, and his remarkable talent was evident from the age of seven. His works have been exhibited around the world, including in Singapore, San Francisco, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Rome, Palermo and Florence.