EL GRECO at Palazzo Reale

EL GRECO at Palazzo Reale

El Greco, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

EL GRECO exhibition at Palazzo Reale in Milan

From October 11, 2023 to February 11, 2024, Palazzo Reale in Milan will present a major exhibition on Doménikos Theotokópoulos, known as El Greco (1541-1614). The exhibition, organized by the Comune di Milano Cultura with the support of Palazzo Reale and MondoMostre and under the patronage of the Embassy of Spain in Italy, features over 40 of his masterpieces, complemented by important international loans.

The exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of El Greco’s work, especially his relationship with Italian models and his late Toledo period, when he turned again to Byzantine art. Using comparisons with well-known Roman and Venetian paintings, El Greco’s journey through the cultural capitals of the Mediterranean is traced.

Five thematic sections highlight various aspects of his life and work:

  1. A crossroads: focuses on his beginnings in Crete and his further education in Venice and Rome.
  2. Dialogues with Italy: shows works created under the influence of Italian masters such as Titian and Michelangelo.
  3. Painting of holiness: highlighting the works of religious content from his time in Toledo.
  4. Once again the icon: El Greco returns to Byzantine compositional techniques.
  5. Laocoon: a look at his unique mythological work.

Outstanding works such as “Saint Martin and the Beggar” and “Laocoon” from the National Gallery in Washington as well as other works from major museums and church collections enrich the exhibition.

An accompanying catalog contains essays by renowned experts that provide deep insight into the life and art of El Greco.

Short biography – El Greco

Doménikos Theotokópoulos, better known as El Greco, was born in Crete in 1541 and died in Toledo in 1614. After leaving Crete in 1567, he went to Venice and later to Rome to continue his training as a painter. Despite a lack of support in Italy, he tried to succeed in Spain. In Toledo, where he arrived in 1577, he found a loyal following despite initial difficulties and produced some of his most famous works. In this city he developed a unique artistic language, and at his death in 1614 he left an impressive legacy that is still admired today.

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Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC Milan

Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC Milan

Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC Milan

Vincent van Gogh: The Learned Painter

The Van gogh exhibition at MUDEC, Museo delle Culture in Milan

Vincent van Gogh, the master of sunflowers, the painter of madness and loneliness, but also the self-taught artist with no great cultural ties – these stereotypes still shape the public image of the Dutch genius Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). All too often, the focus is on the tragic existence of the artist, rather than adequately acknowledging his true creative greatness.

The Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC, “Vincent van Gogh: The Educated Painter,” on view in Milan from September 21, 2023 to January 28, 2024, aims to challenge this stereotype of van Gogh. It introduces us to a Vincent van Gogh who seems less of an outsider and was surprisingly well informed about the cultural debates of his time: a passionate reader and collector of prints, a keen observer of contemporary art trends. His letters give vivid testimony to this: “Books, reality and art are one for me”.

Produced by 24 ORE Cultura – Gruppo 24 ORE and supported by the City of Milan-Culture, the Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC is under the patronage of the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Italy and was realized in collaboration with the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands. The Kröller-Müller Museum has an extraordinary collection of paintings and drawings by the Dutch painter, surpassed only by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Some 40 of the works on display are from the Dutch museum, including outstanding masterpieces such as the head studies and figures for The Potato Eaters, drawings of seamstresses and chaff readers from the Dutch period, Moulin de la Galette, Self-Portrait, Interior of a Restaurant, Still Life with Figure and Books from the Paris years (1886-87), Orchard with Cypresses, View of Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer, The Green Vineyard, Portrait of Joseph-Michel Ginoux from the Arles period (1888-89), Landscape with Sheaves and Rising Moon, Sheaves under a Cloudy Sky, Pine Trees in the Hospital Garden, Olive Grove with Two Olive Pickers, Tree Trunks in the Green, The Ravine, painted during his hospital stay in Saint-Rémy (1889-90).

The Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC Milan presents a unique interpretation of van Gogh’s works, highlighting the connection between his painterly vision and the depth of his cultural interests. Two themes stand out: his passionate interest in books and his fascination with Japan, expressed in his love of Japanese woodblock prints.

A third important theme for the painter’s artistic development was the influence of Jean-François Millet, who for Vincent was a great master of art and life. Millet’s deeply religious view of nature served as a model for his decision to become a painter. The exhibition will be presented by Professor Francesco Poli, art historian, Mariella Guzzoni, researcher and curator of the exhibition “Van Gogh. Life with Books,” which runs throughout the exhibition, and Aurora Canepari, curator of the Museo d’Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone in Genoa and curator of the section “Van Gogh: The Japanese Dream. From Paris to Provence”.

Organized both chronologically and thematically, the Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC Milan offers a new reading of van Gogh’s works, highlighting in particular the relationship between his painterly vision and the depth of his cultural understanding. Two important themes are highlighted: his passionate interest in books and his fascination with Japan, expressed in his passion for collecting Japanese woodblock prints.

The Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC recounts Van Gogh’s artistic and intellectual life in chronological order. It is divided into four historically significant phases of his life: the beginnings from 1880 to 1885 in Borinage, The Hague and Nuenen, his stay in Paris from 1886 to 1887, his time in Arles from 1888 to 1889 and his admission to the Saint-Rémy hospital.

The Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC Milan presents the works of the Kröller-Müller Museum in dialogue with a careful selection of over thirty original editions of art books and magazines from the curator’s collection, presented in thematic vitrines along the exhibition’s tour.

The Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC

The first part of the Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC takes us to Van Gogh’s Dutch period, to the mists of northern Europe. This is where his artistic career began when he moved to the Borinage coalfield in Belgium in December 1878 to serve as a Lutheran preacher in the miners’ congregation. It was also during this period that his first ambitions as a painter emerged, and his first significant painting, “The Burden Bearers,” symbolizes the hard work and suffering of the poor and oppressed.

The Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC also shows how intensively van Gogh studied the Bible and how much contemporary writers who dealt with social issues, such as Michelet and Beecher Stowe, influenced his thinking.

Jean-François Millet played a decisive role in Van Gogh’s artistic development. In 1880-81 he spent much time in The Hague, where he admired Millet’s works at the Goupil & Cie art shop. Millet’s paintings of peasants at work and in nature deeply influenced Van Gogh and encouraged him to pursue his own artistic career. Van Gogh’s relationship with Millet was not only artistic, but also spiritual. He regarded Millet as a kind of spiritual guide and saw deep religious significance in his art.

Van Gogh’s Paris period (1886-1887) marks a crucial phase in his artistic development. Here he came into contact with the latest art movements and found inspiration in the works of the Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists such as Monet, Pissarro and Seurat. Attracted by the vibrant art scene of Montmartre, he created some of his best-known paintings, including “Café Terrace in the Evening” and “Starry Night.” The exhibition shows how intensively van Gogh studied the Paris art scene and how much the works of his contemporaries influenced him.

The time in Arles (1888-1889) was marked by great artistic productivity and inner turbulence. Here Van Gogh created some of his most famous works, including “Sunflowers”, “The Terrace at Night” and “The Yellow House”. The exhibition shows how Van Gogh’s love of nature and his desire to experience country life influenced his works during this period. It also shows his attempts to create an artist community in Arles where artists could live and work together.

Van Gogh’s last stage of life took him to the Saint-Rémy hospital, where he was admitted in 1889 after a collapse. Here he created some of his most haunting works, including “Starry Night” and “Olive Trees.” The exhibition shows how closely van Gogh’s mental health and his creative expression were linked during this period.


The legacy and influence of van Gogh on modern art

The Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC Milan ends with a look at van Gogh’s legacy and influence on modern art. On display are works by artists who were inspired by Van Gogh, including Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.

“Vincent van Gogh: The Educated Painter” offers visitors the opportunity to discover the artist’s complex personality and deep cultural interests. The exhibition invites visitors to see van Gogh’s works with new eyes and explore the broad spectrum of his influences and inspirations. The exhibition shows that Van Gogh was not only a brilliant painter, but also an educated artist who combined in his art the wisdom of books and the fascination of the world around him.

“Vincent van Gogh: The Educated Painter” the unique Van Gogh exhibition at MUDEC Milan is a unique opportunity to discover the life and art of this great Dutch painter in a new and enlightening way.

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European Football Championship 2032

European Football Championship 2032

European Football Championship 2032, San Siro, Milan, Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, Italy

European Football Championship 2032 in Italy: anticipation is rising

 

The soccer world is eagerly looking forward to 2032, when the UEFA European Championship will be held in Italy. This exciting news was recently officially confirmed by UEFA and the anticipation in both host countries, Italy and Turkey, is growing by the day. The 2032 European Championship promises to be a spectacular event that will make the hearts of soccer fans around the world beat faster.

 

Date and venues of the European Football Championship 2032

The European Football Championship 2032 will take place from June 8 to July 10, 2032 and promises a whole month of soccer excitement. A total of 51 matches will be played, including 6 group matches, 3 quarterfinals, 2 semifinals, the match for third place and the all-important final.

The stadiums that will host the soccer fans in Italy are already largely determined. In Milan, the legendary San Siro Stadium will be one of the main venues. In Turin, the modernized Allianz Stadium awaits the fans. In Rome, the capital of Italy, the Olympic Stadium will host the Games. These stadiums are already permanent fixtures in European soccer and will undoubtedly offer a unique atmosphere.

Considerations are in full swing for the two remaining venues. Various cities in Italy have applied, including Verona, Florence, Bologna, Napoli, Bari and Cagliari. The choice of the venue is a significant decision, as it has a major impact on the enthusiasm of the fans and the logistical organization of the tournament. The final decision is expected in the coming months.

In Turkey, the venues for the 2032 European Championship have already been determined. Istanbul will play a central role and will be represented by two stadiums, the Atatürk Olympic Stadium and Galatasaray’s RAMS Park. In addition, matches will be held in Trabzon, Izmir and Ankara, giving Turkey a wide range of venues for the tournament.

 

The application and anticipation for Euro 2032

The awarding of the 2032 European Football Championship to Italy and Turkey was the result of a joint bid by both countries. This unique partnership was agreed three months ago and has been promising from the start. UEFA honored the joint bid, sending a signal about the importance of cooperation and peace in sport.

Officials in both countries are highly motivated and see the 2032 European Championship not only as a major sporting event, but also as an opportunity to deepen relations between the two countries and boost tourism.

The Italian Minister of Sport and Youth, Andrea Abodi, expressed his confidence: “The awarding of Euro 2032 to Italy is a great opportunity to feel the positive impact even before the tournament. We support the FIGC and will do everything we can to help organize it.”

Gianluigi Buffon, captain of the Italian national team and ambassador for the bid, was also enthusiastic: “The joint Italy-Turkey bid is a wonderful opportunity for dialogue in difficult political times. Working with Turkey, a nation with great traditions like ours, is a wonderful thing.”

In Turkey, there is similar enthusiasm. The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) expressed its gratitude to UEFA and emphasized the cultural connection between Italy and Turkey. The TFF said, “We will work together with great passion and commitment to provide fans with the best possible Euro experience through 2032.”

The preparations for the European Football Championship 2032

Preparations for the 2032 European Championship are already in full swing. Organizers in both countries are working to update stadiums and infrastructure to meet the high demands of such a major event.

The selection of the final venues in Italy is made with great care, as they are the basis for the success of the tournament. The safety of fans, the availability of accommodation and the accessibility of stadiums are just some of the factors that are taken into account.

In Turkey, the stadiums have already been secured and planning for the tournament is in full swing. Turkey has a rich soccer tradition and will host the European Championship with enthusiasm.

The UEFA European Championship 2032 promises to be an exciting sporting event that will make the hearts of soccer fans in Italy, Turkey and around the world beat faster. With designated venues in both host countries, a unique partnership between Italy and Turkey and intensive preparations, the signs are good for an unforgettable tournament in 2032. Soccer fans can look forward to watching Europe’s best teams in action-packed matches and experiencing the unique atmosphere of the tournament. The 2032 European Championship will undoubtedly be a highlight in the sports calendar that the world is looking forward to.

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Don Carlo

Don Carlo

Sterzing Bell Christmas, Sterzing, South Tyrol

Opera: Don Carlo

Giuseppe Verdi

Opera in four acts

  • Libretto by François-Joseph Méry & Camille Du Locle
  • Conductor Riccardo Chailly
  • Director Lluís Pasqual
  • Stage design Daniel Bianco
  • Costumes Franca Squarciapino
  • Lighting Pascal Mérat
  • Video Franc Aleu
  • Choreographic movements Nuria Castejón
  • Orchestra and Choir of Teatro alla Scala

 

  • Philip II, King of Spain – René Pape
  • Don Carlos, Infante of Spain – Francesco Meli
  • Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa – Luca Salsi
  • The Grand Inquisitor – Ain Anger
  • A monk – Jongmin Park
  • Elizabeth of Valois – Anna Netrebko / Maria José Siri (Dec. 30, 2023; Jan. 02, 2024.)
  • The Princess of Eboli – Elīna Garanča / Ekaterina Semenchuk (30.12.2023; 02.01.2024)
  • Tebaldo, the page of Elizabeth – Elisa Verzier
  • The Count of Lerma / A Royal Herald – Jinxu Xiahou
  • A voice from heaven – Rosalia Cid

New production of Teatro alla Scala

Having traced the evolution of Verdi’s early creative years with openings of Joan of Arc, Attila and Macbeth, Riccardo Chailly now returns to a masterpiece by the mature composer, Don Carlo, of which he gave a memorable video performance in Amsterdam a few years ago. Schiller’s grand political drama, composed for Paris and adapted for La Scala by Verdi, has always been an unmissable rendezvous for La Scala maestros, from Tullio Serafin to Arturo Toscanini to Claudio Abbado, who conducted it twice on December 7, 1968 and 1977, and Riccardo Muti. For the new production, Lluís Pasqual returns to La Scala, who has made reflection on the Baroque a constant in his work since his experiences at the Teatre Llure in Barcelona and his years with Strehler at the Piccolo and the Odéon in Paris. On stage an absolute reference cast with René Pape, Anna Netrebko, Francesco Meli, Elīna Garanča, Luca Salsi and Ain Anger.

The opera begins at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Fotos: © Teatro alla Scala / Brescia/Amisano / Jiyang Chen / Victor Santiago

Winter Olympics Milano Cortina 2026

Winter Olympics Milano Cortina 2026

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Winter Olympic Games Milano Cortina 2026, Italy

Winter Olympics Milano Cortina 2026

A spectacle of sport and international understanding

The anticipation is growing for one of the biggest sporting events in the world: the XXV. Winter Olympics Milano Cortina 2026 are just around the corner. From February 6 to 22, 2026, athletes from around the world will gather in Milan, Cortina d’Ampezzo and other impressive locations in northern Italy to compete in a total of 15 disciplines and celebrate the Olympic spirit.

The Olympic program offers a wide range of sports, including both traditional and modern disciplines. Biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, freestyle, Nordic combined, ski jumping, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, short track, skeleton, luge and snowboard promise exciting competitions and unforgettable moments for sports fans from all over the world. The combination of speed, precision and physical performance in these disciplines makes the Winter Olympics a unique event.

The Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games, which will take place from March 6 to 15, 2026, will offer people with disabilities the opportunity to demonstrate their sporting abilities at the highest level. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) recognizes six disciplines, including para-biathlon, wheelchair curling, para-ice field hockey, para-ski alpine, para-cross country and para-snowboard. These athletes are a true inspiration and prove that human will and determination can move mountains.

The venue for the Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics spans several stunning locations in northern Italy. In addition to Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, which won the bid jointly, the competitions will also be held in Valtellina, Val di Fiemme and Antholz in South Tyrol. This variety of venues reflects the beauty and versatility of the Italian Alps and offers the athletes an impressive stage for their performances.

The opening ceremony of the Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics will take place on February 6, 2026 at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, one of the most famous soccer stadiums in the world. The closing ceremony will take place on February 22 in the Arena of Verona, a historic site of great cultural importance. Both events are sure to offer spectacular performances and captivate the spectators.

The Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Games will also begin with a grand opening ceremony, which will take place on March 6 in the Arena of Verona. This special event will celebrate the strength and cohesion of the Paralympic community. The closing ceremony of the Paralympics on March 15 will take place in Milan and will pay due respect to the athletes.

The Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Olympic Games are not only a sporting event, but also a symbol of the Olympic spirit and ideals that the Games have embodied since their revival in 1896. Pierre de Coubertin, the founding father of modern Olympism, formulated the Olympic faith by saying, “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not victory but participation, just as the most important thing in life is not triumph but struggle. The most important thing is not that we won, but that we fought well.”

These words have become the credo of the Olympic Movement and remind us that the Games are more than medals and records. They are an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the world, build bridges between cultures, and promote a spirit of fairness and respect.

The XXV. Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026 will take place at a time when the world is looking for unity and hope more than ever. At a time when sport and international cooperation can play a key role in addressing the challenges of our time, the Games are a symbol of the possibility of overcoming borders and achieving great things together.

After the 2026 Winter Games in Milano Cortina, the eyes of the sports world will be on the next Olympic Games. Summer Olympics in Paris from August 2 to 18, 2024, and the XXXIV Olympiad. Summer Olympics in Los Angeles from July 21 to August 6, 2028, promise more exciting moments of sport and international understanding.

Overall, the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games and the Milano Cortina 2026 Paralympic Winter Games promise to be a time of sport, friendship and international cohesion. They will bring the world together to celebrate the joy of competition and the unity of humanity. We look forward to these inspiring events and the stories they will write. May the 2026 Milano Cortina Games remind us all that the Olympic spirit lives in all of us and that together we can achieve great things.

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Winter Olympic Games Milano Cortina 2026, Italy

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