The art of Alex Righetto is a commentary on the everlasting nature of love – timeless, yet always relevant. His work speaks volumes to us in our contemporary society that values youthfulness over maturity or experience.
What would happen if Romeo and Juliet had not died?
The most famous line of the immortal play “Romeo and Juliet” – is the perfect romanticized love story that every teenager wants to re-live.
Art Basel Miami 2021 hosted an exciting exhibition by emerging artist Alex Righetto; “Romeo & Juliet: the metamorphosis”. The theme of the exhibition was the famous story told through interactive pieces like a what-if scenario: What would happen if Romeo and Juliet had not died?
His work aims at presenting a new narrative with an imagined scenario. The tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet has been a popular piece for centuries, but it can have new meaning in today’s society.
The exhibition idea is that Romeo and Juliet “kill” their childish ego instead of themselves, their incidents are helping them to grow together instead of dying. In this new perspective, it will not be about the love between these two doomed lovers, but it’s rather a reflection on what we each go through in our own personal changes in order to maintain a relationship.
The tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet has been a popular piece for centuries, but it can have new meaning in today’s society.
The journey of a lifetime is not just about finding someone you love. It's also the process through which we learn how to be our best selves, and this exhibition will explore that transformational idea with an unusual perspective on oftentimes one of the most powerful stories ever told - Romeo & Juliet
Alex’s new story
Introduction of the characters
this first painting is a representation of Juliet from the outside. Despite her young age, he is about to force her to marry a man she doesn’t even know
Whenever she wants to manifest her intentions her family is opposing them. which makes this portrait a deceptive outward appearance.
This is the real portrait of Juliet. colors are the expression of emotions. the dripped lines of colors create a cage where she lives in.
The symbol on her head is an old symbol of power in Verona. The ladder was the symbol of the lord of Verona at that time (La Scala Family – Scala means ladder in Italian)
Similar to the portrait of Juliet we have the portrait of Romeo. Rich, handsome, and yet melancholic like Juliet.
Pain is close to pleasure
This painting captures the heart-wrenching pain of unanswered love. It’s an expression of the artist’s interpretation of Romeo’s character and story. He used black and white to bring the characters to life, capturing his passion and despair.
An exploration of Romeo Montegue, a young man who chose to disregard the entire society because of love. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and self-destruction. This path brings him face-to-face with his own selfish ego.
Juliet’s family situation
Being Pulled Apart
Juliet is lost in thought as she gazes out at the horizon, her mind painting a beautiful picture of what might be. She’s transported to another time and place, free from the stresses of reality.
This painting is the perfect embodiment of the modern woman. She is strong and independent, yet she is also vulnerable and expressive. Her strokes and lines represent her name, her family decisions, her emotions, and everything else trying to get a piece of her.
The decision to change
Moment of Truth – Watercolor Drawing
Unlike the original story, in this version, Juliet decided to kill her inner childish ego, instead of taking her own life. This was the only condition to grow and be in a real relationship.
This is a stunning moment captured in time, frozen forever to inspire you when you need it most. Juliet is standing at the crossroads of her life, ready for change. Allow this powerful piece to remind you that you can do anything you set your mind to. When you’re feeling lost, gaze upon this painting and find the courage to continue on your journey.
Romeo and Juliet Collection
Romeo is experiencing all the emotions that come with loving someone who can’t love him back. His pain and despair are palpable, and yet you can also see the hope in his eyes. It’s a powerful reminder of the depth of emotion that comes with this painting.
It’s a powerful reminder that love can be both beautiful and tragic. It’s also a reminder of how strong emotions can be, and how much they can affect us. If you’re feeling down, take a look at this painting and remember that Romeo felt the same way – but he didn’t give up.
The definition of love
The Balcony Scene
This Romeo and Juliet painting is the perfect representation of love. An amazing watercolor painting portrait, part of the collection inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, was first introduced and well-received at Art Basel Miami 2021.
This breathtaking watercolor painting captures the passion and magic of Romeo and Juliet. The delicate watercolor and strong ink create a vortex of emotion that is absolutely unforgettable. This is a must-have for any art lover or fan of Shakespeare’s story; it will add a romantic flair to any room.
It is no secret that Romeo and Juliet were drawn to each other like two magnets. This Watercolor Painting perfectly captures the essence of their love, with both figures melding into one another. The addition of a touch of red provides just the right hint of passion.
The healing process
Light and Shadows
Juliet is shedding light on her shadows, becoming a better person in the process. It’s a reminder that we all have the potential for growth and change, as long as we’re willing to face our fears and flaws head-on. It’s a testament to the power of self-awareness and personal growth because of love.
This unique and one-of-a-kind watercolor is a beautiful reminder that change is always possible, as long as we’re willing to find our blind spots and throw a light on them. Juliet casts light on her own in a delicate and insightful way, capturing the essence of love and compassion.
The wedding of Romeo and Juliet
The Weddingft. Robert Downey Jr
This unique watercolor painting features Robert Downey Jr as Friar Lorenz, the man who orchestrated Romeo and Juliet’s secret plan. The painting celebrates the wedding between the two star-crossed lovers.
Proceeds from the sale of this artwork will be donated to charity, making it an extra-special purchase.
Juliet is getting rid of her ego
The Killing of Juliet
This painting is a stunning depiction of the moment Juliet kills her childhood self. In doing so, she symbolically frees herself from the constraints of societal norms and expectations. as well as being selfish, which is a typical phase of youth.
The painting is a great statement about the power of self-expression and independence.
Alex freely changed this aspect of the story. In his version, Romeo and Juliet are able to find a way to be together without having to resort to violence.
The bear is a metaphor for growing up and becoming an adult instead of committing “suicide.”
The couple can have a future
Life after life
The end of “Romeo and Juliet” is generally seen as a tragedy, with their love doomed from the start. However, in this version, they were able to get married and live together with a newborn baby.
They went through their own path and decided to get rid of their childish selves instead of committing suicide. this painting celebrates the “love forever” ending. This unique perspective gives your narrative a new lease on life, evolving into something inspirational and positive
The limited edition Collection
This collection is a limited edition, with a total of 250 gicleé copies numbered and certified
Certified replications of the original paintings
Each wall art is artisan crafted with meticulous care.
Every piece is numbered and marked with a special signature. Printed on superlative Archival acid-free paper.
Exclusive and Authentic Designs
Every painting is framed in the exact same way as the original, with a custom frame that enhances the overall aesthetics. handmade in the USA for a quality, authentic product.
Anti UV and Antireflective glass
UV lights can destroy your artwork though the time. Each painting is provided with superior Museum glass that can let you see the painting more clearly while protecting the artwork from dangerous UV light
Fine art shipping through crate, with custom packing
Expect only perfection. Every shipping is protected, which means that we guarantee a perfect delivered package. This way you don’t have to worry about anything.
The debut of Romeo and Juliet
First introduced at Art Basel Miami
In December 2021 Alex presented for the first time the collection Romeo and Juliet, during the Art Basel Week in Miami.
Behind the scenes
The artist perspective
When I was a child, I came across this story that was staged in my town Verona Italy. It was about two lovers who couldn’t be together but eventually did what fate had intended them to do: die tragically because they loved each other too much. I found myself hit by this tragic love story… Why does love have to be tragic?
That’s why I wanted to change the ending.