Milan in a Day
Leonardo’s “Last Supper”
Castello Sforzesco to view Michelangelo’s “Rondanini Pietà”
Seeking to soften the militant and belligerent reputation of the Lombard capital city, Duke Ludovico “the Moor” Sforza sought the services of an extraordinary artist and inventor from Florence by the name of Leonardo da Vinci. The artist’s arrival in Milan in 1481 marked a turning point in Milan’s history, introducing the all’antica style to the city and transforming Milan into a true European capital of culture.
Visit of Castello Sforzesco to view Michelangelo’s “Rondanini Pietà”:
The so-called “Rondanini Pietà” was Michelangelo’s last sculpture. Intended as his own funerary monument, the artist worked on the piece over the last decade of his life. Tragic and frail in appearance, the sculpture is often interpreted as reflecting the fragile state of mind of an extraordinary artist in the twilight of his life.
Visit of Brera Gallery
The Brera Gallery houses one of the most important collections of Italian paintings in the world, displaying works by the Bellini brothers, Tintoretto, Raphael, Piero della Francesca and Caravaggio
Lunch Break – Lunch will be arranged at a local, traditional restaurant in Milan.
Visit of Leonardo’s “Last Supper”
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper is one of the world’s most famous works of art. Painted in 1495 on a wall of the refectory of a Dominican convent in Milan, Italy, the Last Supper is celebrated as the first work of the High Renaissance. But few people realize that Leonardo’s painting of the subject was the culmination of nearly 1000 years of iconographic tradition; and that his depiction of Jesus and twelve (soon to be eleven) of his closest followers sharing their last meal together was one of dozens of Last Supper paintings to adorn refectory – or “dining hall” – walls in Italy.
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