VITRIOL BY GILLO DORFLES

Gillo Dorfles (1910) at the opening of his show VITRIOL at the Milano Triennale Palace, Januaty 2017. Nikon D750, 24 mm (24.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/160" ƒ/1.4 ISO 1000

Gillo Dorfles (1910) at the opening of his show VITRIOL at the Milano Triennale Palace, January 2017

Gillo Dorfles (106 and kicking) surprises the art community (again), by presenting at the Palazzo della Triennale his last exploit. Continue reading

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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

“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