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the Columbus Clinic, the villa hosts the two sculptures by Ernesto Bazzaro that were previously kept at Palazzo Castiglioni. There is in this area a wide representation of the new style: buildings by Arata and Moretti and, in Via Bellini, Campanini House. Via Pisacane also hosts a number of Art Nouveau made by the same firm but by different architects, providing a sort of repertory of the wealth of solutions offered by the new style. The quarter located in the MagentaSempione area, though offering a fewer number of conspicuously Art Nouveau buildings stands out for its middle-high bourgeoisie character. In Milan the modernist touch can be seen in other buildings in the centre, such as the one on the piazza dedicated to the Liberty style and those where the intellectual classes met, namely the Philologists’ Club and the Teatro Filodrammatici. Other significant buildings are those that served industrial interests, such as those by the architect Mazzocchi. In other instances, the big International Expos left a permanent trace, such as the 1906 exhibition which left the Aquarium that continues to be operative to this day at Parco Sempione. At the same time residential buildings for both the housing and manufacturing sectors were being made in the provinces: the most typical are the small villas in Monza. It is but right to conclude by mentioning Sommaruga’s masterpiece on the Sacro Monte of Varese, the Campo dei Fiori hotel, which is at the same time monumental but cosy. The exhibition at Spazio Oberdan has been dedicated to the artists who worked in Milan and surrounds and can be defined as belonging to the symbolist and Liberty fold; on show are objects ranging from graphics to glass panes, from ceramics to furniture pieces, from paintings to sculptures, from wrought iron to architectural designs. The exhibition provides an overview of the creativity of Milan in the last years of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries and includes a fine selection of the works by the period’s most talented artists.

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Artigianato 52  

Italian Magazine about arts and crafts

Artigianato 52  

Italian Magazine about arts and crafts

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