First of all it’s spring and beautiful. Green everywhere and leaves on all the trees. Flowers are out. It’s amazing. We are taking a bus tour of northern Italy. And you might like to see some sights I’ve seen.
Leaving Halifax, I made sure to give an intellectual booster to Diego the cat first. He’s watching a wildebeest being taken down by a lion.
Now to Italia. We went to a brand new gallery across from the Duomo
It’s called the Museo del Novecento and it’s a gallery dedicated to the 20th century. Here’s what I liked:
Sybil, a wonderful bonze seated sculpture. My favourite is this painting Here is a detail of it, above. By Pellizza da Volpedo, il Quarto Stato. I have a nice reproduction of it on my wall at home, a gift from my son Omri. But the original is divine. Me in front of it. Other art I liked includes this Picasso, Rue Des Bois (1908) (on left). Compare it to Canadian Emily Carr’s painting Cedar (1942)– not at the gallery.
And more from the Novecento Gallery:
Large circe Boccioni’s Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, and the three smaller are (left to right) Bologna’s favourite artist Giorgio Morandi’s Natura Morta (1940); Ardengo Soffici’s 1915 Bottle and Glass and a bronze by Boccioni.