2008 Fiat 500

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2008 Fiat 500

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  • Model
    Fiat 500
  • Year
    2008
  • Condition
    Used
  • Body Type
    Sedan / Saloon
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Power
    n/a
  • Mileage
    28,500 km
  • Address
    41043 Formigine, Province of Modena, Italy
  • Country
  • Published
    over 2 years
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ID
#23430
VIN
N/A
Color
White
Metallic
No
Engine
N/A
Engine Number
N/A
Chassis Number
N/A
Gearbox
Manual
Steering Wheel
LHD
Drive Wheels
FWD
1st Reg. Country
Italy
Doors
2/3
Interior Color
Grey
Airbags
Yes
Electric windows
Yes
Air conditioning
Yes
Cruise control
Yes
ABS
Yes

Description

“Why Africa? The Pigozzi collection “; this is the name of the exhibition where the new “Fiat 500 Why Africa” ​​was presented. The car, exhibited at the Giovanni and Marella Agnelli Pinacoteca in Turin, was created by the South African artist Esther Mahlangu, who became known in the ’60s for having brought back on canvas the traditional custom of the women of the Ndebele tribe to fresco the interior and the exterior of their homes with abstract-decorative motifs. Already in 1991 BMW wanted Esther Mahlangu to paint a BMW 525i with the same reasons. The South African artist has also taken care of the decoration of the skyscraper of the Bavarian house at the Washington office.

She is one of the few African artists whose art is often exhibited on the international scene.

His works are present in the most important private collections including that of the Swiss Jean Pigozzi and in many western museums. Despite being an internationally renowned artist, Esther Mahlangu lives in her village in close contact with her own culture. A woman of few words, Mahlangu dedicated her life to her art. Esther Mahlangu is a painter, born in 1936 in Middelburg, Mphimalanga, South Africa and belongs to the Ndebele tribe. This term refers to several widespread ethnic groups in western Zimbabwe and in the Transvaal province in South Africa. The division of the amaNdembele nation dates back to the beginning of the 16th century when a series of internal feuds began for the domination of the tribes that led to the current division into three groups of what is regarded as the nation amaNdembele: the Matabele nation of Zimbabwe, the Transvaal Ndembele of the north and the Transvaal Ndembele of the south in South Africa.

Esther Mahlangu began painting at the age of ten, following the teachings of her mother and grandmother, and since then she has not stopped since, as she herself confides, her art makes her feel “very happy”. Thus the artist follows a local tradition that foresees that this particular type of pictorial technique is handed down in the family, communicated, learned and transmitted only by women. These paintings are closely connected with the ancient tradition of decorating houses on the occasion of the rite of passage of male children. In fact, between the ages of eighteen and twenty, the young people of the tribe went to the “school of circumcision” and underwent a special ritual that sanctioned their passage into adulthood. To celebrate this event the women completely repainted both the inside and the outside of their houses with a preparation based on cow and dung dung using a very large repertoire of traditional figures. These drawings were characterized by the presence of repeated geometric shapes, limited by a thin black border in decisive contrast with the white background, traced in a very clear way. The colors used are flat and stand out very vividly thanks to the edge and background used. The geometric abstraction that emerges from these paintings is underlined by the continuous repetition of such simple figures that make the whole work rather complex. Basically symmetries of lines, figures and colors are absolutely predominant.

Despite continuing to use the same “artistic vocabulary” closely linked to the tradition of his ethnicity, Esther Mahlangu has greatly changed the support and techniques with which he works. The artist, in fact, in addition to using pigments and industrial colors, has decorated with his lines and his geometric figures canvases, sculptures, ceramics, cars and even airplanes. The Mahlangu has in fact made in 1991 the first “African Art Car”, decorating with the typical motifs of the Ndembele tribe a Bmw 525, and collaborating with artists such as Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Frank Stella. These drawings were also reported in 1997 on the tails of the airplanes by British Airways and more recently the same particular painting technique was reproduced by the artist also on the new Fiat 500 on the occasion of the exhibition “Why Africa?”

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