“Il Sole” – the sun rises as soon as you enter Room No. 107. The artist Arnold Mario dall’o has fixed rows of golden curd bars to the room’s rear wall and ceiling. To execute his work he has drawn on elements handed down from the past, elements which the beholder should read as imagery, but for which there is key to understanding.
Before creating this work Dall’o first built a model of the room. The curd soap “Il Sole” is the main focus, for it reminds him of his childhood. The interpretive equation could run: “soap = home = warmth = sun = brightness”.
The installation really does envelop the room in a warm, hovering brilliance which seems to suspend the force of gravity. The silk curtains and the bed headboard lined with brocade fabric take up and intensify the theme of the gold. The bright view straight onto the Walther-Platz square enlivens and inspires.
A room which emanates all-round positivity. The bathroom comprising black, opulent marble adds an interesting counterpoint.
Dall’O’s work contrasts with a charcoal sketch by Leo Putz (1869 – 1940). His “Weiblicher Akt - Adele Ruppert ” (female nude - Adele Ruppert) was drawn in 1920.