Category: art

Giovan Battista Moroni: portraits of his time

Overlooking Piazza della Scala in the stunning building called Gallerie d’Italia, the exhibition explores the production of Giovan Battista Moroni (1520 – 1579) with over 100 paintings and drawings, also featuring books, jewels and a piece of armour. Works from Lorenzo Lotto, Tiziano, Veronese and Tintoretto are also brought in to contextualise the work of […]

Beato Angelico’s Childhood of Christ (2)

Yesterday I published an overview of this temporary display at the Museo Diocesano here in Milan. Today, as promised, I give you a piece-by-piece rundown. Ezekiel’s Vision The first quadrant is the most complex: it depicts two concentric wheels: an inner one alternates the four Evangelists with their effigies alternated to St Peter, Iudas, Jacobs […]

White Gold: three centuries of Ginori porcelain

When the Richard-Ginori porcelain factory first announced they were having financial troubles, my mother declared a day of mourning, and we had to order pizza. They officially declared bankruptcy in 2013 after leaving a scar in the suburban area of southern Milan, where the 1870 factory suddenly shut down, and the whole city rejoiced when […]

Imperi Calcolatori

All’Osservatorio della Fondazione Prada in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele a Milano è stata inaugurata da poco una mostra chiamata Calculating Empires (Imperi Calcolatori, o Imperi del Calcolo), a cura di Kate Crawford e Vladan Joler. Kate Crawford è l’autrice di libri come Né intelligente né artificiale: Il lato oscuro dell’IA, edito in italiano dal Mulino, ed […]