Events in Milan
This month in Milan
The new Milan venue of Fondazione Prada, conceived by architecture firm OMA—led by Rem Koolhaas—expands the repertoire of spatial typologies in which art can be exhibited and shared with the public.
Characterized by an articulated architectural configuration which combines seven existing buildings with three new structures (Podium, Cinema and Torre), the new venue is the result of the transformation of a distillery dating back to the 1910’s.
Leonardo painted the Last Supper on a wall in the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie by Ludovico il Moro, in a time span ranging from 1494 to 1497. The artist, although it was painting on the wall, it is not entrusted to the traditional technique as proof of the fresco, which requires a quick application of color on the plaster
still wet, but wanted to try a method that enabled him to intervene on the plaster dry and, therefore, to come back several times on the work taking care of every detail. Unfortunately the insights of Leonardo proved wrong and soon, for an 'unfortunate combination of causes, painting began to deteriorate.