• Italy
  • Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (3/3)

    In my previous post, I introduced to you in detail Leonardo da Vinci‘s “Portrait of a Musician“, Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis’ “Lady with a Pearl Hairnet“, and Jan Brueghel the Elder‘s “Vase of Flowers with Jewelry, Coins and Shells“. For the fans of Leonardo, I also talked about Il Vespino‘s copy of the master’s “The Last Supper” and Salaì, whose life […]

    Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (3/3) was last modified: March 25th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (2/3)

    Previously, in my first post about the Ambrosian Art Gallery, I explained in detail two masterpieces, that is to say, the “Basket of Fruit” by Caravaggio (in the library) and the “Preparatory Cartoon of the School of Athens” by Raphael (in Room 5). Taking the opportunity, I also talked about Raphael’s (most) famous fresco “The […]

    Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (2/3) was last modified: March 20th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (1/3)

    In total, I visited the Pinacoteca and Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Ambrosian Art Gallery and Library) twice in two years and during my first visit, I only focused on the absolutely highlights such as the original “Preparatory Cartoon of the School of Athens” by Raphael, “The Portrait of a Musician” by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Portrait of a Woman” […]

    Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (1/3) was last modified: March 17th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Palazzo della Pilotta – the National Gallery of Parma (2/2)

    In my previous post about the National Gallery of Parma, I provided some practical information about the opening hours as well as the admission fees of the gallery and introduced to you in detail Leonardo da Vinci’s “La Scapigliata”. Additionally, I showed you through the “special rooms” which are temporarily closed and will be open on weekdays at 10:30, […]

    Palazzo della Pilotta – the National Gallery of Parma (2/2) was last modified: February 25th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Palazzo della Pilotta – the National Gallery of Parma (1/2)

    Parma is a city in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, famous for Parmesan cheese and Parma ham. Besides its gastronomy, the Romanesque buildings, including the frescoed Parma Cathedral and the Baptistery, dominate the city center. What’s the attraction that eventually persuaded me to pay a visit to the city? It’s the Galleria Nazionale, inside the imposing Palazzo […]

    Palazzo della Pilotta – the National Gallery of Parma (1/2) was last modified: February 19th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Modena – Gallery Estense (2/2)

    Following my previous post about the Galleria Estense, this post is gonna be about some masterpieces of El Greco, Tintoretto, Veronese and Guercino, as well as some Roman antiquities. Now, let’s get started with the Portable Altarpiece by El Greco (Domenico Theotokopulos). Portable Altarpiece by El Greco Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 1614), most widely known as El Greco (“The Greek”), was […]

    Modena – Gallery Estense (2/2) was last modified: February 14th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Modena – Galleria Estense (1/2)

    Besides the Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, which are inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, the Galleria Estense is another major attraction in Modena that you should not miss if you are interested in culture and art. It was opened to the public in 1854 and since 1894 it has been located on the fourth floor […]

    Modena – Galleria Estense (1/2) was last modified: January 3rd, 2020 by Dong
  • Events
  • Leonardo da Vinci and Florence: Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari & Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus

    1. Why these exhibitions? 2. Practical information 2.1 Palazzo Vecchio 2.2 The itinerary of “Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari” 2.3 Opening hours 2.4 Admission fees 2.5 Other important information and tips 3. Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari 3.1 Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) Franco Zeffirelli’s funerary ceremony 3.2 Copy of the Battle […]

    Leonardo da Vinci and Florence: Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari & Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

    1. Outstanding Universal Value (What does the UNESCO say about the property? Why is it worth your visit?) 2. Practical information For visiting the basilica and cloister For visiting The Last Supper 5x Leonardo ticket 3. The Church and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie 3.1 Bramante’s tribune 3.2 The choir 3.3 The Chapel of St. Peter […]

    Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci was last modified: November 30th, 2019 by Dong
  • Events
  • Sforza Castle – Leonardo as never seen before

    1. Why visit the exhibition? 2. Practical information 2.1 Opening hours 2.2 Ticket prices 2.3 5x Leonardo ticket 2.4 Other important information and tips 3. Sala della Asse 4. Leonardo between Nature, Art and Science 4.1 Anemone nemorosa (Francesco Melzi) 4.2 Allegory with solar mirror 4.3 Study of an ox’s heart and pulmonary artery & […]

    Sforza Castle – Leonardo as never seen before was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Dong