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Arcimboldo in Milan

If you’ve never seen the amazing work of the Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593), now is your chance. At Milan’s Palazzo Reale right smack in the centre of Milan, Italy, an Arcimboldo exhibition is now on, and will be on until 22 May 2011.

I would thoroughly recommend giving this exhibition a visit as Arcimboldo‘s creations were ahead of his time and his work is utterly intriguing and very clever too. You’ll understand what I mean if you pay this exhibition a visit.

In tribute to Arcimboldo, visitors to the exhibition of the artists work will be greeted by the Arcimboldo-esque statue by another artist Philip Haas – this is also well worth viewing as it really does capture the essence of Arcimboldo’s incredible work.

Here is a photo of Haas’ Arcimboldo statue I took recently:

Philip Haas's Archimboldo Statue in Milan, Italy
Philip Haas's Arcimboldo Statue in Milan, Italy
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Before coming to Italy I did not know of Arcimboldo and it was my Italian other half who took me along to a previous exhibition of his work. I’m really glad she did!

Well worth seeing if you find yourself in Milan for a weekend break, or, perhaps, if you are in Milan on business and have some time to kill.

Palazzo Reale Opening Hours:

  • Mondays 2.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Thursdays and Saturdays 9.30am – 10.30pm
  • Other days 9.30am – 7.30pm

The ticket office closes one hour before the exhibition. More info on the exhibition, in Italian, can be found here

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