Milan: exclusive studio visits, meet artists at work, contemporary art exhibitions

Bulgari Hotel Milano has recently launched Studio Visits, the ultimate and most exclusive experience of Milan’s finest art galleries galleris, including meeting the artists first hand as well as watching the development of their masterpieces. Some of the artists / studios which the Concierge at the Bulgari Hotel Milano can arrange Studio Visits include:

Luca Pignatelli

Born in 1962 in Milano, where he lives and works, he learned the ropes and acquired a passion from his father, Ercole, an acclaimed artist. Throughout his works, often grandiose, the suspended atmosphere intertwined with architectural details and memories mounted on canvas train covers from the thirties that confer a particular and dense depth.  Main themes are: trains, planes, architecture and subjects inspired by classics interpreted with his personal mark. He is considered one of the most renowned Italian artists in international auctions.

Duilio Forte

Italian / Swedish artist, Forte graduated in architecture in Milan and he conducts research in art, focusing on the spatial dimension. In his work the practical experience of the Scandinavian tradition links with the complexity of Italian culture. On February 12, 2009, celebrating 200 years by Darwin’s birth, he wrote the Manifesto ArkiZoic, based on the centrality of life on Earth and inspired by natural evolution. AtelierFORTE uses traditional materials like wood and iron. Wood is mainly used in the construction of the huge installations inspired by Sleipnir, the Odin horse. Iron dominates in the plastic sculpture.  His works has been shown the 2008 and 2010 editions of the Biennale of Architecture in Venice.


Atelier Forte by Duilio Forte, Milano


Giovanni Frangi

Born and still living and working in Milan. He lives and works in Milan. Giovanni Frangi draws the main source of inspiration from the nature, as shown in some of his works of the following decade. With Nobu at Elba (2004) Frangi introduces in his research the coexistence of the  painting medium with the sculptural one.

Fulvia Mendini

Fulvia Mendini, a born Milanese, she has worked at Mendini’s Atelier where collaborated with other companies. Once she started her painting and decorating research, she focused on the world of nature and portraits. She has exhibited at Grand Palais of Paris, at the International Expo of Taejon in Korea and at the Milano’s Triennale. Her work has been shown at Luis Adelantado a Valencia, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Angel Art and spazio Etro in Milan, San Salvatore in Modena, Delle Battaglie in Brescia, Byblos Art Gallery in Verona, Roberta Lietti Arte Contemporanea in Como and at the Armory Art Gallery in Perugia. In 2009 she attended the Biennale in Prague.

The Studio Visits tours can be booked By the Concierge for 3 hours with a one day notice and are priced at 150 Euros per hour. Alternatively, Mr Giulio Bazzi, Concierge at Bulgari Hotel Milan proposes three unique art exhibitions, currently on show in Milan.

WITHOUT DANGER. An exhibition devoted to design applied to the world of clothing security, set up just like you would expect in a fashion showroom. Truly astonishing clothes, lamps, glasses, footwear, gloves and hats will all be displayed to amaze you. The curator of the fireworks goes by the name of Alessandro Mendini. Located at the Triennale of Milan, the show will be in exhibit until the 1st of September.

UNTITLED  Jonathan Monk.

The Milanese headquarters will host one of the most celebrated galleries from London, housing the latest works of the renowned British artist. A visit will be worth it in itself. The space faces one of the most beautifully breathtaking secret gardens of Milan; located right in front of the Museum that holds the iconic Last Supper. Lisson Gallery, Via Zenale 3.

Senza Titolo (Untitled) by Jonathan Monk, Milan


Thirty works that have innovated the contemporary visual language through exclusive unreleased experimentation. A firm located on a site built  in the 900s AD and recently restructured from Banca Intesa San Paolo in the heart of the city. Gallerie d’Italia, Piazza della Scala 6.

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