The finger painting
The finger painting is representative of the melding of man and beast. Image Credit: Supplied

The Minotaur is real. Well, sort of...recently Lamborghini, the Italian super car maker that famously names its 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 bull was brought to life in a finger painting on the bodywork of a Huracán EVO.

According to Lamborghini, the work by Italian artist Paolo Troilo, represents dynamism and power – the essence of what Paolo experienced during his time behind the wheel of the Huracán EVO.

The finger painting is another hallmark of Paolo’s constantly-evolving technique. The work, entitled ‘Minotauro’, is a manifestation of the vast swirl of emotions that Paolo says he encountered in his time in the Lamborghini.

Paolo Troilo
Paolo Troilo used his raw emotions driving the Lamborghini as inspiration for the artwork. Image Credit: Supplied

“It was inspiring to meet Paolo Troilo and his artistic expressiveness. In our company we are accustomed to art and the way it has always influenced our cars,” commented Christian Mastro, Marketing Director at Automobili Lamborghini. “However, when our product and the emotions it brings come together with the sensibilities of an artist like Troilo, something different and exceptionally unique like 'Minotauro' is created, and we are very proud of this."

The artwork is a homage to a fusion between man and the bull symbol. Furthermore, the concept depicts the animalistic force exuded by the man’s figure painted on the sides of the car. Look closely and the painting communicates strength in the form of the forearms and the clenched fists on the front bonnet – both reminiscent of the horns of a bull.

The aggressive design of the car is further complemented by the finger painting, making it a one-off. Image Credit: Supplied

The car will be on display along with other artwork from November 4 to 13 at Palazzo Serbelloni at Corso Venezia. It will then be on display in Milan on November 16 as part of the ‘TROILO-MILANO SOLO ANDATA’ exhibition, curated by Luca Beatrice.

Paolo was born in Taranto on March 27, 1972, and his remarkable talent was evident as early as age seven. His works have been displayed across the world, including Singapore, San Francisco, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Rome, Palermo, and Florence.