This Week!
This Week!
In order to fight any further diffusion of Covid-19, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others. A distance of a meter or so should be kept.
.:. Though Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, some behaviours are allowed. Not only shops are at work, and bars and restaurants may serve, but also museums, theaters and cinemas operate again. Starting from May 1st, 2022, even providing evidence to be vaccinated or healed when entering some venues has no longer been compulsory, and from October 1st face masks are requested in retirement homes and hospitals only.
.:. Official news at the YesMilano website.

The first of the Pietàs sculpted by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was the one he produced in Rome around 1500, still to be admired in St. Peter's.

The Pietà you can see here in the Sforza Castle - no longer enclosed in its long-time, splendid shell-shaped panelling, but moved in May 2015 in an autonomous exhibition room - is the last of the four (c. 1555), bought by the Milan City Council in 1952.

The art historians, Peter and Linda Murray, wrote that the "nearly abstract" - unfinished, in fact - Rondanini Pietà "is charged with an emotional intensity which contemporaries recognized as Michelangelo's terribilità. He was working on it to within a few days of his death, in his 89th year".

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