Monday, November 11, 2013

The Final Days in Milano

The day before we fly back to brisbane was a Duomo day with a visit to Teatro Alla Scala the famous opera house. The day was full of sunshine so the Duome and Piazza was magnificent and filled with people walking, sitting and talking.

The outside of the Teatro Alla Scala

OK the inside pic is from the web. You can't take picures inside of La Scala.

One of my wishes this time in Milan was to have Risotto Milianese, so we had a lovely meal in one of the restaurants in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

David recommended we visit the Gallerie D'Italia in the Piazza Scala. The exhibition Cantiere del' 900 - Works from the Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, was showing. How amazing! The only artists I knew of were Lucio Fontana, Emilio Vedova, and Bruno Munari .

These two hundred artworks documented the main artists and trends in Italian art in the second half of the last century. The exhibition explored the opposition between realism and abstraction within a process defined as the relation between the "memory of the image and its representation.

 A surprise was in the sculptor court, a work by Gio Pomodoro (Joe Tomato?).
We feel very blessedto have had such a wonderful trip to the country of Peter's heritage and are very grateful to have spent such great adventures with Beck and David. There were many people who were very kind and hospitable in shring their homes and local knowledge of thei beautiful country. Belissimo! Ciao for now!

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