2019

Quando il tempo si ferma 

The columns “ad tronchonos”, part of Donato Bramante's Canonica (1492-1499) at the  Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, imitate the form of tree trunks. In 1498, under the commission of Ludovico il Moro, Leonardo da Vinci was inspired by the Basilica's colonnade to paint mulberry trees that are positioned in place of vaults and columns in the Sala delle Asse of the Sforza Castle. Both the basilica's architecture and Da Vinci's mural, today, not only symbolise the flourishing artistic moment of Milan at the time, but also the mutual influence between architects and painters.

Quando il tempo si ferma, 2019

Painted plasterwork on canvas and polystyrene foam

270cm x 137cm

Quando il tempo si ferma, 2019

Painted plasterwork on canvas and polystyrene foam

270cm x 137cm

Quando il tempo si ferma (Detail), 2019

Painted plasterwork on canvas and polystyrene foam

Donato Bramante, column "laborata ad tronchonos", 1492-1499

Leonardo da Vinci, trompe-l'oeil1498,

 Sala delle Asse, Sforza Castle