A selection of twelve undisputed masterpieces, twelve symbols of the city, from the Renaissance to the contemporary age. The city of Milan encloses some of the most important masterpieces of Italian art. This special guide to the city, realized on the occasion of the 2015 Expo, offers an art historical tour focusing on twelve works not to be missed by visitors: Leonardo’s Last Supper, Michelangelo’s Rondanini Pieta, Raphael’s Marriage of the Virgin, Piero della Francesca’s Brera Madonna, Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit, the Portrait of a Lady attributed to Pollaiolo, Andrea Mantegna’s Lamentation of Christ and Bramante’s trompe l’oeil choir, but also Francesco Hayez’s Kiss, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo’s Fourth Estate, Umberto Boccioni’s Riot in the Galleria, and Lucio Fontana’s Spatial Concept: Waiting.
Massimo Zanella graduated in art history. He is an expert of iconography and the curator of editorial series on contemporary architecture and applied arts. He wrote books and contributions on art history and art criticism.