Intesa Sanpaolo and Fondazione Cariplo in the name of Art
Gallerie d’Italia Piazza Scala is a museum center that was born on November 3, 2011 in the heart of Milan, resulting from a partnership between Intesa Sanpaolo and Fondazione Cariplo in the name of Art.
Fondazione Cariplo and Intesa Sanpaolo arecoupled in the milanese project in order to implement an exhibition space inside an architectural complex of extraordinary value situated near Via Morone, Via Manzoni and P.zza Scala.
Palazzo Anguissola and Palazzo Brentani, owned by Intesa Sanpaolo, host 197 Italian masterpieces of the XIX century Lombardy art, of which 135 are owned by Fondazione Cariplo and 62 by Intesa Sanpaolo.
Curated by Fernando Mazzocca, the artistic itinerary proposes an original discovery of Nineteenth century Milan, the capital of culture and the protagonist of Romanticism and Industrialization, compared to the artistic movements of other Italian regions.
The two institutions provide the most meaningful art works of their collections in order to implement a comprehensive museum itinerary.
Among the masterpieces: 13 bas-reliefs in plaster by Antonio Canova once owned by Prince Abbondio Rezzonico; “The two Foscari” by Francesco Hayez, “Confession“ by Giuseppe Molteni, “The Battle of Cernaja” by Gerolamo Induno, “Interior of Milan Cathedral” by Angelo Inganni, “View of the Naviglio Canal from the San Marco Bridge" by Giuseppe Canella, “The Gathering of Silkworm Cocoons” by Giovanni Segantini, “Portrait of Fattori in his Studio” by Giovanni Boldini, “Unable to Wait” by Telemaco Signorini, “La Leçon de Chant” (The singing Lesson) by Federico Zandomeneghi, “Dream and Reality” by Angelo Morbelli and “Dance of the Hours” by Gaetano Previati; and four masterpieces by Umberto Boccioni.