THE FRAGILITY OF BEAUTY EXHIBIT IN TURIN

The Sale delle Arti located in the magnificent Reggia di Venaria in Turin, Italy, is hosting the exhibition LA FRAGILITA’ DELLA BELLEZZA (The fragility of beauty) that covers almost 40 centuries with  212 restored masterpieces including Titian, Van Dyck, Morandi, Burri and Twombly.

The exhibition itinerary is organized according to a chronological / thematic logic that focuses on the fragility of our heritage.and ends significantly with a room dedicated to works damaged by the earthquake.

You will be able to see the frescoes of the Tomb of Henib, from the Egyptian Museum of Turin; the precious Head of Basel, from the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria; the Portrait of Caterina Balbi Durazzo
by Anton Van Dyck, from the Royal Palace of Genoa,  St. Jerome of Tiziano, from the Pinacoteca di Brera, to 17th century painted Harpsichord, from the National Musical Instruments Museum. Rome.

Several informative meetings on the restoration and a series of educational workshops will be organized by the Educational Services of La Venaria Reale and the Conservation and Restoration Center.



Sale delle Arti, Reggia di Venaria, Turin.
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rom March 28th till September 16th, 2018
To know more about this majestic exhibit click here

Bosch’s dreams, visions, creatures at Palazzo Reale, Milan

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Bosch’s dreams, visions, creatures at Palazzo Reale, Milan  

Jheronimus Bosch (1453 -1516)
His worldwide known language, made of dreamlike visions and peculiar worlds, fires, monstrous creatures, and fantastic figures., images of nocturnal fires and scenes of witchcraft, Magic and dreaming, with their unpredictable nature,  The so-called ‘world of grotesques’ is the other side of the same coin when speaking of the fantastic in Bosch. establishing interest in “monstrosities” and the “grotesque”, At that time, however, Renaissance classicism dominated in Italy. But it is precisely here that the fantastic and dreamlike language of Bosch and his followers, the protagonists of “another Renaissance”
The exhibition itinerary encompasses a hundred works of art including
Bosch’s most challenging masterpieces:The Garden of Delights, featured in the exhibition in the dual version of a coeval painting and a tapestry, You will discover celebrated masterpieces traditionally attributed to the Master, and works i by other Flemish, Italian, and Spanish masters, inspired by the Master’s subjects, which had never before been displayed together in a single exhibition

The Garden of Delights

The visitor is taken to  “other” Renaissance,where Bosch influenced great artists such as Titian, Raphael, El Greco and many others, such as  Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Bosch’s most important follower) who stands out and is featured in the exhibition with a dozen engravings inspired by his compositions
such as  Marcantonio Raimondi’s or Agostino Veneziano’s Stregozzo, Albrecht Dürer ‘s Sea, Monster, Aldo Manuzio’s literary-editorial masterpiece, Francesco Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, and, finally, the Allegory of human lifeby Giorgio Ghisi.

 

You will find  paintings, sculptures, tapestries, engravings, bronzes, and ancient volumes, including some 30 rare, bizarre, and precious objects from wunderkammerns.

 

Another important loan, the result of an exchange with the city of Bruges, is the Master’s monumental work from the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, the Triptych of the Last Judgment,
The itinerary ends with anaudio-visualwork,Tríptiko. A vision inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, a journey through the Flemish painter’s dream world, n immersive, evocative, and bewitching narrative.

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The exhibition “Bosch and Another Renaissance”  is the amazing result of a five-year research and it is promoted by the Municipality of Milan – Culture, Palazzo Reale and Castello Sforzesco,
Palazzo Reale, Milan, till March 12th, 2023,

 

 

 

 

 

Cesare Zucca
Milanese by birth, lives between New York, Milan and the rest of the world. Cesare photographs and writes about cities, cultures, lifestyles and either traditional or innovative gastronomic delights. Cesare meets and interview top chefs from all over the world, ‘steals’ their recipes in a ” non touristy tourist ” style.

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I sogni, le visioni, le creature di Bosch a Palazzo Reale, Milano

Jheronimus Bosch (1453 -1516),
Il suo linguaggio conosciuto in tutto il mondo, fatto di magia e sogno, visioni oniriche e mondi peculiari, fuochi notturni, creature mostruose, igure fantastiche e scene di stregoneria dalla natura imprevedibile, in un ammaliante incantesimo “mostruoso” e i“grottesco”,

A quel tempo, tuttavia, il classicismo rinascimentale dominava in Italia. Ma è proprio qui che il linguaggio fantastico e onirico di Bosch e dei suoi seguaci, protagonisti di “un altro Rinascimento” trova spazio e incanta.

Il percorso espositivo comprende un centinaio di opere d’arte tra cui i capolavori più impegnativi di Bosch: Il giardino delle delizie ,presentato in mostra nella doppia versione di un dipinto coevo e di un arazzo

The Garden of Delights

. Scoprirete celebri capolavori tradizionalmente attribuiti a Bosch oltre a opere di altri maestri fiamminghi, italiani e spagnoli, ispirati ai soggetti del Maestro, che non erano mai stati esposti insieme in un’unica mostra.

 

Tra dipinti, sculture, arazzi, incisioni, bronzi e volumi antichi, tra cui circa 30 oggetti rari, bizzarri e preziosi delle <em>wunderkammern,</em> il visitatore viene trasportato in un “altro” Rinascimento dove Bosch influenzò grandi artisti come Tiziano, Raffaello, El Greco, Pieter Bruegel il Vecchio (il più importante seguace di Bosch) che spicca ed è presente in mostra con un decine di incisioni ispirate alle sue composizioni.

Lo Stregozzo di Marcantonio Raimondi, Il Mostro marino di Albrecht Dürer, il capolavoro letterario-editoriale di Aldo Manuzio, l’Hypnerotomachia Poliphili di Francesco Colonna e, infine, l’Allegoria della vita umana di Giorgio Ghisi.

Altro importante prestito, frutto di uno scambio con la città di Bruges, è l’opera monumentale del Maestro proveniente dal Groeningemuseum di Bruges, il Trittico del Giudizio Universale

Il percorso si conclude con un’opera audiovisiva, Tríptiko. Una visione ispirata a Hieronymus Bosch, un viaggio nel mondo onirico del pittore fiammingo, una narrazione coinvolgente, evocativa e ammaliante.

La mostra Bosch e un altro Rinascimento è il sorprendente risultato di una ricerca durata cinque anni ed è promossa dal Comune di Milano – Cultura, Palazzo Reale e Castello Sforzesco,

 

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Palazzo Reale, Milano, fino al 12 marzo 2023,

CESARE ZUCCA Travel, food & lifestyle.
Milanese di nascita, vive tra New York, Milano e il resto del mondo.  Cesare fotografa e racconta città, culture, stili di vita e delizie gastronomiche sia tradizionali che innovative. Incontra e intervista top chefs di tutto il mondo, ‘ruba’ le loro ricette e vi racconta tutto in stile ‘Turista non Turista

 

 



 

Palazzo Reale, Milan. MAX ERNST The angel of the hearth or the triumph of surrealism

English version followed by the Italian version

Text/ Photos by Cesare Zucca

“The psychic sphere, the surreal, the subconscious and metaphysical feelings unrelated to the conditioning of awareness” thus notes Max Ernst, German painter, sculptor, poet and theorist of art and celebrated at Palazzo Reale Milano with a spectacular retrospective, the first in Italy .

.The Angel of the Hearth alludes to the terrible catastrophe that was about to fall in 1939. A condor with a pointed beak bristling with sharp teeth becomes a symbol of a Europe drunk with blood, which will transform its children into monstrous entities.

A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism in Europe. He had no formal artistic training, but his experimental attitude toward the making of art resulted in his invention of frottage—a technique that uses pencil rubbings of textured objects and relief surfaces to create images—and grattage, an analogous technique in which paint is scraped across canvas to reveal the imprints of the objects placed beneath.

“Crazy visionary anticipator, even without a precise or recognizable style of his own” This is the comment of  the Italian Singer/Painter IVAN CATTANEO on the red carpet at the Max Ernst Exhibit at Palazzo Reale , Milan

Max Ernst was a provocateur, a shocking and innovative artist who mined his unconscious for dreamlike imagery that mocked social conventions. These charged sentiments directly fed into his vision of the modern world as irrational, an idea that became the basis of his artwork. Ernst’s artistic vision, along with his humor and verve come through strongly in his Dada and Surrealists works

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Max Ernst at Palazzo Reale , Milan till  Feb 26, 2023

ITALIAN VERSION

“La sfera psichica, il surreale, il subconscio e i sentimenti metafisici slegati dal condizionamento della consapevolezza” così annota Max Ernst, pittore, scultore, poeta e teorico dell’arte,, celebrato nella spettacolare retrospettiva a Palazzo Reale Milano

Max Ernst era un provocatore, un artista scioccante e innovativo che scavava nel suo inconscio immagini oniriche che deridevano le convenzioni sociali. Questi sentimenti carichi alimentarono direttamente la sua visione del mondo moderno come irrazionale, un’idea che divenne la base della sua opera d’arte. La visione artistica di Ernst, insieme al suo umorismo e alla sua verve, emerge con forza nelle sue opere dadaiste e surrealiste

Artista prolifico, Ernst è stato uno dei principali pionieri del movimento Dada e del Surrealismo in Europa. Non aveva una formazione artistica formale, ma il suo atteggiamento sperimentale nei confronti della creazione artistica ha portato alla sua invenzione del frottage, una tecnica che utilizza lo sfregamento a matita di oggetti testurizzati e superfici in rilievo per creare immagini, e grattage, una tecnica analoga in cui la pittura viene raschiata su tela per rivelare le impronte degli oggetti posti sotto.

Pazzo visionario anticipatore ma senza uno stile suo preciso o riconoscibile” così commenta il Cantante/Pittore  IVAN CATTANEO on the red carpet at the Max Ernst Exhibit at Palazzo Reale , Milan.

L’Angelo del focolare allude alla immane catastrofe che stava per piombare, nel 1939, Un  condor con il becco appuntito e irto di denti aguzzi diviene simbolo di una Europa, , ebbra di sangue, che trasformerà  i propri figli in entità mostruose.

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Max Ernst at Palazzo Reale , Milano fino al 26, Febbraio 2023

A GREAT PUMPKIN FACIAL NOT TO BE MISSED….

From beer to purifying masks, passing through delicious recipes, decorations and even musical instruments, the pumpkin is considered the queen of autumn for its sweetness and versatility. All the parts are used: peel, pulp, seeds, elements to be used not only in the kitchen.

Pumpkin pulp can be used to soothe skin inflammations, while the peel can be used for minor burns. Also rich in fiber and antioxidants, it is an excellent ally of the diet and is a friend of our skin. Finally, the seeds, which help to prevent cystitis, because they contain cucurbitin, a substance that contributes to hindering pathologies of the male and female urinary tract.

me getting a pumpkin facial at Aqualux Spa. in Bardolino, Italy

Drink a pumpkin tea to better face the change of season. It is rich in vitamins E and F, mineral salts, proteins and carbohydrates. If we add lemon and carrot to our drink it becomes even more effective .. How to prepare latisana? S Boil the pulp, boil and crush the seeds and then cook again. Filter, add the pulp and blend. Add the lemon juice and the chopped carrots. Boil for 10 minutes! your herbal tea is ready!

…e poi la zucca fa bene alla pelle e allo spirito…

NEXT STOP BARDOLINO , GARDA LAKE , ITALY

Hotel Resort Spa AQUALUX in Bardolino, Garda Lake , Italy


Bardolino, Lake Garda.
For a facial, BIO – Spa di Aqualux has opted for the queen of winter vegetables, rigorously selected among those coming from farms that do not use fertilizers or pesticides.

iIn the Spa of Aqualux in Bardolino, the pumpkin is the protagonist of an exclusive sustainable wellness treatment, a real energy booster!, suitable for skin care, rich in carotenes, pro-vitamin A and various minerals, including phosphorus, iron

The vegetable sponge is obtained from the pumpkin and is used to clean the dishes and in the shower. Beauty products are quick and easy to prepare, sustainable, economical and good for you, as pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and zinc. You can make a mask with pumpkin pulp and aloe for the face, the effect will be that of a light natural lifting or a scrub with pumpkin and brown sugar, which will make the skin of the body softer and smoother or even a pack to revitalize icapell icon cooked pumpkin, coconut oil and lemon juice


After removing the mask, a delicate and relaxing massage will help to enhance the tone, firmness and brightness of the face. Finally, a warm infusion of red apple and cinnamon, particularly useful at an energizing and stimulating level. The facial treatment lasts about 50 minutes and costs 70 Euros.

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il Capriccio e la Ragione

Fabrics vagary at the Museo del Tessuto, 1700 amazing embroidery, biscuits dated 1858, how to became a crewelwork artist and more…

At the top of my list
The Museo del Tessuto hosting the exhibit Il Capriccio e La Ragione ,

me, having a great time at at the exhibit

Here you will find a luxurious display of embroideries, silks, brocades, and lampasses from 1600, when new nations were discovered and new costumes  images and stories were imported to Europe.

Porcelains, paintings of landscapes, and the new profession of the fabric painter  starting from the vagary of remembering antique historical ruins to portraits either official or private.
France launched and updated this elaborate fashion, stating different styles, from bizarre to dentelle, to the beautiful drawings of Jean Revel, a major figure in Lyonnaise silk from the 18th century and a pioneer of the French style, who carried his innovative style beyond the courts of Versailles and Paris.

A BEAUTY STOP IN HAMBURG

Here it comes the time for beauty and relaxation, all signed by NIVEA

Nivea on the street
Nivea beauty treatments

After a long walk, it is right to take a relaxing break in Jungfernstieg, in the heart of Hamburg with a fantastic view of the Alster river. Here Nivea Haus awaits for you, this is the official store of the famous face cream, born in Hamburg in 1929. Here you can find classic or brand new creams for face and body, cosmetics, revitalizing treatments, relaxing massages, as well as manicures and pedicures.

Plus a really cute souvenir: your ‘Nivea’. You ‘ll be photographed and in a second …you’re on the cover of the famous blue box. I couldn’t resist …

So, what do you think?
Am I fine for a cream cover?

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VISITING HAMBURG?
Here it comes the time for beauty and relaxation, all signed by NIVEA

After a long walk, it is right to take a relaxing break in Jungfernstieg, in the heart of Hamburg with a fantastic view of the Alster river. Here Nivea Haus awaits for you, this is the official store of the famous face cream, born in Hamburg in 1929. Here you can find classic or brand new creams for face and body, cosmetics, revitalizing treatments, relaxing massages, as well as manicures and pedicures.

Plus a really cute souvenir: your ‘Nivea’. You ‘ll be photographed and in a second …you’re on the cover of the famous blue box. I couldn’t resist …

So, what do you think?
Am I fine for a cream cover?



Ofra x Francesca Tolot Collection

WHO IS FRANCESCA TOLOT

Francesca Tolot is possibly as famous as the celebrities she’s worked on. Originally from Italy with a fine-arts background, Francesca had already made a name for herself in Europe working on powerhouse editorials for the likes of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, before moving to Los Angeles and landing her first major job with none other than Madonna herself.

Ofra Cosmetics teamed up with ‘the one and only’ Francesca Tolot to bring a capsule collection which not only embodies Francesca’s style but gives makeup lovers the opportunity to really tap into their creative side…The rest, as they say, is history and her impeccable yet unique style made her one of the most sought after makeup artists in a very short amount of time.


She’s renowned for her work with pretty much every singer, actress, supermodel, fashion magazine, designer campaign you can imagine .Think…Beyonce, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Valentino, Mercedes Benz…just to name a few, her incredible book One Woman 100 Faces is a must. It exhibits a collection of her work over 20 years of her career and it’s a visual feast to say the least.

HALLOWEEN FASHION

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Beauty has no mercy, are we all Dorian Gray?

Lights and stage special effects, accuracy of the image, a catching opera-rock soundtrack, excellent performances, Federico Marignetti superstar able to carry a non-stop tour de force, perhaps some lack of  narration of the original history. 
La bellezza non ha pietà (Beauty has no mercy), tells the anguish of a perfectly contemporary icon. The long monologue-like written by Daniele Martini focuses on the the obsession for beauty and for its maintenance. Martini starts from the consideration that we are surrounded by thousands of Dorian Gray: the portrait has been replaced by the selfie stick, able to capture an evergreen image. The narration begins when Dorian has already turned thirty-eight and is now a mature man. Although his appearance is unchanged over time, his soul, trapped in the painting that he has hidden for years, bears monstrous and unmistakable signs of unmentionable events. Each of these signs has a story, an emotion that Dorian relieves as it reflects on the experience, starting with the encounter with one’s own beauty. Daniele Martini music follows the emotions of Dorian, and makes the show interesting and animated.The piece, strongly promoted by fashion icon Pierre Cardin, who designed wardrobe for Dorian and his soul (role performed alternatively by Marco Vesprini, and Thibault Servière

3 TIMES MAURICE.
Ravel music pulses on stage.

Ravel Project is a triptych structured tribute to the always fascinating music of Maurice Ravel .A new production by Jas Art Ballet ensemble, founded and directed by principal Andrea Volpintesta and the international prima ballerina Sabrina Brazzo a prima ballerina at  in Milan who performed on the most famous stages in the world such as Milan La Scala, Paris Opera, London Covent Garden, Moscow Bolshoi and NY Metropolitan, .
The show starts with Piano where three couples alternate on a suggestive piano composition played by Stefano Salvatori. La Valse by Giorgio Azzone the research by many young people searching for a dark new world of alcohol and drugs. Loving and hating each other. The piece reminded me some intense duel scenes from West Side Story The metaphysical landscapes of Giorgio De Chirico are the inspiration for the final ballet Bolero where the original composition has been revisited by the choreography among the musical arrangements by Massimo Margaria, In a breathless run, the faceless dancers seem to struggle in a ritual of love dialogue, and contact.

Milan Fashion Week. September 2017  The shortest interview: ROSSELLA JARDINI

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-The inspiration?
Call it influence: The legendary 80′ fashion designer Giorgio Sant’Angelo, who was able to create romantic clothing that reflected the hippie culture
-Your collection is…
Chic, feminine, fun..and great model casting!
You love…
Turbans, cant’ you tell?
-Final statement?
I like to create clothes that I would enjoy wearing.
-May I have a selfie with you?
Sure, my old friend!

MILAN MEN: REMIX: THE GREATEST PARTY WITH KING GIORGIO

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The launch of capsule collection REMIX party by Emporio Armani at the exclusive Excelsior store in Milan, was the hit of Sunday events during the Men collection for 2017.
Let my pics talk by themselves

The King and I

SILENT SHOES. Here 3 great ones!
Do you hate those noisy upstairs neighbors who walk like elephants? What about those loud high heels? Here 3 great, comfy and cozy…silent ones

  The “furlane” shoe-slippers are a typical example of an item that embodies history, culture and tradition while also being projected towards the future.Their delicacy and uniqueness were also seen as a precious trait.
In Venice, Groups of Friulian women – proud country folk but also indefatigable sellers – came with their wicker baskets to sell their shoe-slippers around the alleys and squares of Venice. the Gondoliers found their rubber soles perfect for conserving the paintwork of their precious gondolas.

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You can still find the traditional “Furlane” inspired by the eighteenth-century splendour of the Serenissima republic, embellished with velvet or bright oriental silks, all guaranteed hand-sewn. Piedaterre  Address is S. Polo, 60 – Rialto,
Piedaterre will make them by hand.  Thanks to its rubber sole, here another very quiet one Crocs This shoe was originally developed as a boating shoe. Soon became a casual footwear for men, women and children. Today the brand has more than 300 styles of footwear including boots, wedges, loafers and more.
Finally  a true discovery: a very silent yet pretty sexy green sandal by And  an adorable kids shoe called Petit IconaBio All liners and insoles are entirely made of cork, to stay cool, comfortable and in “contact” with nature. Another speciaL feature of the collection is the selection of materials such as a special synthetic leather .Petit IconaBio  ballerinas and sandals is made in Italy, The palette contains colors like lemon yellow, red earth, water blue, white. Enjoy a quiet, silent walking…it will make you extremely relaxed
and it won’t bother the others!

MY LIFE AS IMAGE CONSULTANT. Italian interview by Mattia Marzi/Rockol.it

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PUNK FASHION AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM. FROM CHAOS (a little…) TO COUTURE ( a lot…)

Get ready to dress PUNK!

The new spring 2013 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum is supposed to be a tribute the punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s ( that ‘s the chaos) through its continuing influence today ( mais oui, la couture, naturellement !)

Adventure yourself in a dark itinerary featuring approximately 100 designs for men and women.
Few original punk garments from the mid-1970s are juxtaposed with recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear have borrowed punk’s visual symbols, with paillettes being replaced with safety pins, feathers with razor blades, and bugle beads with studs.

Focusin on the concept of ‘made-to-measure,’ the exhibition focuses on materials, techniques, and embellishments associated with the anti-establishment style.
Presented as an immersive multimedia, multisensory experience, the clothes are animated with period music videos and soundscaping audio techniques. A great jump in a chaotic sea full of creativity and disrespect.
Fabrics vagary at the Museo del Tessuto, 1700 amazing embroidery, biscuits dated 1858, how to became a crewelwork artist and more…


The Museo del Tessuto hosting the exhibit Il Capriccio e La Ragione ,

Here you will find a luxurious display of embroideries, silks, brocades, and lampasses from 1600, when new nations were discovered and new costumes  images and stories were imported to Europe.

Milan: where a real newyorker can get a bite of NY ?

New York and Milan. I know well these two cities well and I think they have one thing in common: stress. So going to a gym is a must for both relaxing the mind and benefiting the body.

I find that the most New Yorker in Milan is GetFIT (www.getfit.it) a network of gyms with 12 locations, from those of Vico, Piacenza and Ravizza, perfectly equipped, full of swimming pools, saunas and steamrooms, to the ‘express’ ones like Galvani, ideal for a ‘hit and run’ workout, ‘broker style’ of Wall Street ‘

GetFIT’s prerogative are the numerous LesMills classes designed to train strength, develop agility and burn fat. They include yoga, tai chi and pilates workouts, with exercises that increase flexibility, leaving a feeling of balance, calm, harmony and general well-being.

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The Ladies of Art

Stories of women between the 16th and 17th centuries.

The rooms of Palazzo Reale in Milan host a unique exhibition dedicated to the greatest female artists who lived between the 16th and 17th centuries:
Artemisia Gentileschi, Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Elisabetta Sirani, Fede Galizia, Giovanna Garzoni and many others.
dedicated to the universe of women, focusing attention on their works, their priorities and their skills.

34 different artists are today rediscovered through over 130 works, testifying to an intense creative vitality all female, in a singular tale of passionate stories of women already “modern”. There are the best known artists but also those less known to the general public; there are new discoveries, such as the Roman nobleman Claudia del Bufalo, who becomes part of this history of female art, and there are works exhibited for the first time such as

the Pala della Madonna dell’Itria by Sofonisba Anguissola, made in Sicily, in Paternò, in 1578 and never left the island before; just as the altarpiece by Rosalia Novelli Madonna Immacolata and San Francesco Borgia leaves Palermo for the first time, the only certain work by the artist, from 1663, from the Church of the Gesù in Casa Professa; or the canvas Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine by Lucrezia Quistelli dated 1576, from the parish church of Silvano Pietra near Pavia.

Under the curatorship of Anna Maria Bava, Gioia Mori and Alain Tapié, the works selected for the exhibition come from 67 different lenders, including – nationally – the Uffizi galleries, the Capodimonte Museum, the Brera Art Gallery, the Sforzesco Castle,

the National Gallery of Umbria, the Borghese Gallery, the Royal Museums of Turin and the National Art Gallery of Bologna and – from abroad – the Musée des Beaux Arts in Marseille and the Muzeum Narodowe in Poznan (Poland).

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Daughters, wives, sisters of painters, or sometimes women of religion: the exhibition The Ladies of Art presents not only the great compositional skills of these painters, but – through the telling of their personal stories – looks at the role they play in society of the time, to the success achieved by some of them at the great international courts, to their ability to know how to relate, distinguish and assert themselves by transforming themselves into real entrepreneurs, and to know how to compare themselves with their ideals and different lifestyles.

The Ladies of Art
At the Palazzo Reale, Milan
Until 25 July 2021

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https://www.palazzorealemilano.it/

Tha magic camera of Paolo di Paolo

Milan, Sozzani Foundation from 5 May to 29 August
The photo exhibit The long sand road dedicated to the holidays of Italians in the magical year 1959 (created under the patronage of Centro Studi Pasolini and in collaboration with Bulgari) is more relevant than ever, closer than ever.

alla Fondazione Sozzani dal 5 maggio al 29 agosto
La mostra La lunga strada di sabbia dedicata alle vacanze degli italiani nel magico anno 1959 realizzata con il patrocino del Centro Studi Pasolini e in collaborazione con Bulgari) più che mai attuale, più che mai vicina.

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MESSY HAIR? HERE THE WORLD MOST FAMOUS BAD HAIRDO!

MEET THAT BEAUTIFUL LADY CALLED ‘LA SCAPILIATA’ ( The woman with messy hair)
A LEONARDO’S MASTERPIECE now hosted in a new staging at the Nuova Pilotta , in Parma, Italy
On the occasion of the recent celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the death of its author, “La Scapiliata” found a suitable frame, consistent with the precious painting and coeval with it. The purchase of this prestigious wooden artefact was financed by the Garden Club of Parma, with an extraordinary intervention that helped to enhance the painting even in its aesthetic components. The association, which has been supporting Pilotta for some time by sharing its cultural programs, has decided to support the donation of the frame as it identifies the work as one of the most important masterpieces of the Pilotta Complex capable of qualifying its collections internationally as an icon.

Parma and tourists can now admire in the west wing (undergoing complete restyling). Leonardo’s wonderful panel was placed on a large gray metal surface and on a wall in gray marble, which creates a perfect chromatic contrast with the gold and brown that characterize the painting and the frame. A dedicated space has been created to let you appreciate its exceptional nature without interrupting the thematic exhibition itinerary and Leonardo’s tablet appears to be placed inside a special display case, a specially designed climabox, which protects Leonardo’s masterpiece not only from the danger of intrusion by criminals but also protects it from dust and excesses of brightness and humidity.
LA SCAPILIATA IS WAITING FOR YOUR VISIT!

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Palazzo della Pilotta

The Palazzo della Pilotta is a complex of edifices located between Piazzale della Pace and the Lungoparma in the historical centre of Parma, region of Emilia Romagna, Italy. Its name derives from the game of pelota played at one time by Spanish soldiers stationed in Parma . Piazza della Pilotta, 3,
Parma, Italy

250 years of history! Welcome to THE OLDEST STORE IN MILAN

By Rossana Beccari
Photos by Andrea Cerchi
Since its foundation in 1768, GUENZATI has been dealing with the retail sale of fabrics for clothing and linen and household linen, distinguishing itself for the originality and quality of the products offered, gaining popularity on the sophisticated Milanese square.It survives the Habsburg and Napoleonic domination, overcomes the two world conflicts, arrives at the end of the sixties and, with a gradual change of commercial image, becomes the only point of reference for customers who love “British style”.
Crossing the threshold of GUENZATI is a journey back in time: we forget the traffic .. it will seem that we have arrived there in a carriage or buggy … as when the Milanese went to the shops for their purchases, a stone’s throw from the Duomo.
Inside you can still admire the period furniture dating back to the first half of the 19th century, consisting of counters, shelves and desks made with fine national walnut and in perfect Biedermaier style with simple and functional lines.
The welcome is kind and informal, you can really breathe a ‘scent’ of the past,
rigorously ‘Anglo-Saxon’ like the whole assortment which, in addition to a wide choice of tweet and Scottish fabrics offers a vast selection of hats, waistcoats, ties, knitwear, various objects … and the ‘kilts’ cannot be missing.
AWARDED in November 2019 with the certificate of HISTORICAL WORKSHOP and on 7 December 2019 it obtained the coveted AMBROGINO D’ORO awarded every year to the personalities or companies that made Milan great.
GUENZATI is located in via Agnello 8, a few steps from the Duomo

https://www.dittaguenzati.com/

Opening Hours:

​Mon: 15:00 – 19:15

​Tue-Fri: 10:00 – 13:15 / 15:00 – 19:15

Sat: 10:30 – 13:30/ 14:30 – 19:00

Sun: 11:00 – 19:00