Italia Ruotolo was born in Naples-Italy .She did classical studies of ancient Greek and Latin.
Later she graduated at the Fine Arts Academy of Naples.
For many years she worked as a goldsmith and designer.
This had great influence in hers painting in the search for the preciousness of the matter.
Her painting has many influences as many references are her artistic ideals ranging
from pop art art nouveau.
Her source of inspiration is the world that surrounds her, but her art is not
realistic in the strict sense, quite the contrary is a sort of travel into a parallel
world where the real provocative acts by triggering fantastic reactions .
In her art there isn’t distinction between high and low cultural level,because she’s
awared that the man lives in a myriad of sensory stimulation and is itself the
product of continuing contradiction between what is real and what is mere appearance
or mere fiction.
We find echoes of these contradictions in her work in constant search of a balance
between past and future.