Milan is considered one of the most loved and visited cities in Italy and also one of the most popular among tourists from the Holy Land who want to enjoy an urban vacation full of culture in the land of the boot. Indeed, in Milan, you can find plenty of cultural sites and fun attractions that will fill your time, enrich you, and allow you to learn about the greatest artists of the Italian nation in general.
Among the most recommended places to visit for art lovers visiting Milan, you will find the Modern Art Gallery, which, as expected from its name, offers spectacular works of art, mainly European works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries AD. In addition to its function as a gallery, it is recommended not to miss the special building in which it is housed, aka one of Milan’s most beautiful palaces which in its heyday, if you can call it that, was used as a temporary residence of the famous general Napoleon.
The art collection displayed in the gallery includes rotating exhibitions alongside permanent exhibitions in which valuable works by local artists alongside internationally renowned artists, mainly major European artists, but not only. These collections were given to the gallery as a donation from private collections, mainly those belonging to the local noble families.
Among the most famous artists whose works you can see within the walls of the gallery, you will find Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Francesco Filippini, Francesco Hayes, and more. Some of the works you don’t want to miss:
- Breton women (Vincent Van Gogh) – a watercolor painting from 1888 that was inspired by the works of Van Gogh’s friend, the artist Emile Bernard.
- The Thieves and the Donkey (Paul Cezanne) – oil painting on canvas from 1870 dedicated to the comic novel “The Golden Donkey” by Lucius Apuleius.
- Portrait of Matilde Juva Branca (Francesco Hayes) – one of the artist’s most famous oil paintings painted in 1851, in which the beautiful opera singer is shown.
- Love at the source of life (Giovanni Segantini) – oil painting on canvas originally commissioned by the Russian prince Yussoff. The painting shows the gap between a woman’s love and a man’s love.