Saturday, July 22, 2017

277. 20th Century art at the Gallerie Italia

Milan can boast over 70 art galleries and art museums - one of my main reasons for coming here - but I will need longer than two short weeks to seek out just a fraction of them ... maybe in my next lifetime I can return as a Milanese and spend my days gallery hopping ... !!! ...
 

One of the leading Milan galleries is the fabulous Gallerie di Piazza Scala  - or better known as Gallerie Italia. Now before I go any further, I just have to say that in my travels I have visited literally hundreds of art galleries both in the US Europe and Oz, but this stunning venue would have to rank as one of the most beautiful gallery experiences I have ever had. Everything about the gallery was absolutely top drawer - from the minute you walk in the front door - the charming attentive staff, the amazing decor, the professional curating and of course, most importantly, the stunning works of art. High praise indeed ...


The Galleries of Piazza Scala – covering an area of over 8,000 sq meters - are housed in an architectural complex that is composed of palaces, courtyards and gardens designed by Italy’s leading architects of the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries and is located in the very heart of Milan opposite La Scala Opera House..

Palazzo Anguissola Antona Traversi and Palazzo Brentani built in 1775 and 1778, plus the original building for the Banca Commerciale Italiana built between 1906 and 1911, together house a selection of works of the 19th and  20th centuries from the Intesa Sanpaolo collection ( 195 artworks )  and the Cariplo Foundation ( 189 artworks ). 

 much of the original banking chamber fixtures have been preserved ...
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In this blog post I'll show you a selection of works from the early to mid-twentieth century ...


 Charge of Lancers - Umberto Boccioni - 1915
tempera and collage on canvas backed newspaper

 detail ...

 Girl on Balcony - Giacomo Balla - 1912

 Still Life with Triangle - Carlo Carra - 1917

 Defenders of the Factory - Armando Pizzinato - 1947

 Triptych of Liberty - Emilio Vedova - 1950

 The Giudecca Canal - Armando Pizzinato - 1948

The Negro of Louisiana - Afro - 1951

 Crime News - Afro - 1951

 Vegetation Study - Ennio Morlotti - 1958


 Cycle of Protest #4 - Emilio Vedova - 1956

 Series of Miniatures - Alberto Burri - 1953





 Bag - Alberto Burri - 1952


 On the Side of the Sundial 
 Giuseppe Santomaso - 1956

 Grey Sleep #2 - Tati Scialoja - 1956

 The Death of Jackson Pollock
Conrad Marca-Relli - 1956 - collage

 Great Iron M1 - Alberto Burri - 1958 - welded iron

 Conversation with Wife - 1960
Pietro Consagra - burnt timber and bronze

untitled - Salvatore Scarpitta - 1958
canvas and mixed media
 
Composition #5 - Salvatore Scarpitta - 1958
cut fabric and mixed media
 
 Cracked Blue - Piero Dorazio - 1959


 Agreste - Etore Colla - 1959 - welded iron
untitled - Cy Twombly - 1961

Marilyn - Cinemascope
Mimmo Rotella - 1963 - torn poster
 
 Last Autumn - Mario Schifano - 1964

 Arm of Sofa - Dominico Gnoli - 1969

Manuscript for Carla - Achille Perilli - 1962
 
 Peak of the Void - Achille Perille - 1961

White Transparent Iron II - Pietro Consagra - 1966
welded iron sheets + painted

The Cube - Arnaldo Pomodoro - 1961 - bronze
 
 detail ...

 White Surface - Enrico Castellani - 1966

Figure of Fire - Arnaldo Pomodoro - 1963 - bronze

 Endless Frederico 1 - Piero Dorazio - 1966

 Spider Web - Tancredi Parmeggiani - 1955

 untitled - Costantino Nivola - 1958
sand cast plaster

 The Initiate - Mirko - 1955 - brass

 
Achrome - Piero Manzoni - 1958
pleated canvas + kaolin

 Nude - Alberto Viani - 1945 - plaster

untitled - Jannis Kounellis - 1963

 Woman Skipping the Rope
Luciano Minguzzi - 1954 - bronze

 Mood - Gastone Novelli - 1963


African Port - Antonio Corpora - 1954
 
 untitled - Tancredi Parmeggiani - 1955

 Imagine #14 - Gino Morandis - 1952


... and in my next post - just a handful of earlier works ...