MONSTER ENERGY MONZA RALLY SHOW

Valentino Rossi and Carlo Cassina winners of the Monster Energy Monza Rally Show 2016. on a Ford Fiesta WRC 1.6. Nikon D810, 120 mm (80-400.0 mm ƒ/4.5-5.6) 1/800" ƒ/6.3 ISO 2500

Valentino Rossi and Carlo Cassina winners of the Monster Energy Monza Rally Show 2016 on a Ford Fiesta WRC 1.6

We had already gone to the Monza race track in 2015 for the 1000 Miglia but, for the first time I was there to see a contemporary automobile race, the Monster Energy Monza Rally Show which uses sections of the Formula 1 circuit and the old high speed ring. It was different. It was fun, although it has not been all the way straightforward or painless. Samsung’s step-counter has measured 12 km walking in a single day. Continue reading

ARNALDO POMODORO AND MILANO. A LOVE STORY

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For the 90th anniversary of Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milano has dedicated an anthological exhibition to the old master  – whose sculpture Sphere Within Sphere stands in front of the UN building in Manhattan – that involves 7 major sites, including three squares and four shows.  About 30 sculptures, created from 1955 to date,  have been collected in the picturesque Sala delle Cariatidi at the Royal Palace of Milano, the main exhibit. Continue reading

MAX PAPESCHI – THE BEST IS YET TO COME

“The best is yet to come”. Max Papeschi, opening of the show at the MAC in Milano. Nikon D750, 24 mm (24.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/3" ƒ/8 ISO 100

Max Papeschi is a highly controversial artist, known for the application of the collage technique in order to associate very diverse personalities, symbols and icons. His favorite targets are Adolf Hitler, Stalin, Mikey Mouse, Kim Jong-un and, lately, the president-elect of the United States in person: mister Donald Trump. Tonight our indiscreet camera will take us to the opening of his show The Best Is Yet To Come at the M.A.C., one of the most glamorous art galleries in the Swinging Milano.
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“SAINT JEROME WRITING” AT THE AMBROSIANA IN MILANO

Caravaggio, “San Girolamo scrivente”, 1606. Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Sala Federiciana. Nikon D750, 24 mm (24-120 mm ƒ/4) 0,6" ƒ/4 ISO 640

The iconography of Saint Jerome, one of four Doctors of the Church, is conditioned by a passage in his autobiography which describes the hardness of his period of penance in the desert of Chalcis. Half naked, his hair dirty, ungroomed, his body wasted, ill-concealed by his sackcloth, gaunt from the mortification of the flesh, his belly bloated, surrounded by scorpions and wild beasts. Continue reading