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Five hidden works to discover

Art is hidden everywhere, often in unimaginable places, such as train stations and underground passages. Just as often it is in front of our eyes every day and we don’t even notice it. It is about public works of arthidden – but not so much – between the streets and buildings of our cities that go unnoticed. We have selected five for you to discover. Let’s find out what they are.

#1 The Ear by Adolfo Wildt

More specifically in Milan, near the famous Villa Necchi-Campiglio at 10 a.m. via SerbelloniThere is a sculpture by Adolfo Wildt from 1927. It is an ear that was inserted into a niche in the building and was described by the Milanese as “The Cà de l’Oreggia“. In reality, it is not just a sculptural intervention, but a real one Intercom. Previously, it was possible to communicate with the concierge by speaking into the ear. Because of this particular detail, it is often referred to as “the first intercom in Italy”. Today, everyone who visits this “hidden sculpture” whispers a wish in their ear and hopes that it will come true.

#2 The palace with the piercing

A Turin There is a building with piercing. We talk about work Urban kisses From Corrado Levi positioned at the corner of a Building overlooking Piazzetta Corpus Domini. More precisely, on the corner of the fourth floor of the building, which is located at number 19. The work was created by the artist Levi together with the group of artists and architects Cliostraat, who were born with the intention of operating in urban spaces. The decision to decorate an 18th century building with a piercing, a symbol of modernity and rebellion, stems from the artists’ desire to share a space with tradition, both concrete and abstract. If you look closely, you can see that blood flows from the two “holes”, red on one side and blue on the other, symbolizing the blood of the proletariat and that of the nobility.

#3 Clets traffic signs Abraham

Traffic signals are the means by which the city communicates with its citizens and regulates their traffic and movements. Based on this intuition, I French street artist Cletus Abraham He decides to intervene in them artistically and use them as real supports for his works. Among other things, also in the beautiful one Florence. The artist works broadly and focuses on the historic center. If you are careful you can find many of them, some interventions can be found in Piazza della SignoriaIn Piazza Duomo and also to Belvedere of Piazzale Michelangelo.

#4 The Madonna with the Gun by Banksy

Of the five, this is perhaps the most famous, despite being located in one of the most central points of Naples, can easily go unnoticed. This is the first intervention in Italy by the world’s most famous street artist. Banksy. We are talking about the work that “The Madonna with the gun“, which is now protected by a shrine. It is located in Gerolomini Square, just a few steps from Via Duomo. It could be mistaken for a religious symbol, of which Naples abounds, but it is actually a denunciation of the Bristol artist. The Madonna’s halo is replaced by a revolverto symbolize – in a provocative way – the ever-closer connection between the sacred and the profane.

#5 The Labyrinth Arnaldo Pomodoro

We return with the last work Milan and we leave the street. More specifically, we’re taking you to a subway. We are talking about one of the most sensational works of sculpture Arnaldo tomato which began to create a real one in 1995 Sculptural labyrinth. Located at Via Solari 35, it is a hidden gem of Milan that not everyone knows about, also because of its unique entrance. To access the labyrinth We actually need to address this Fendi showroom. As soon as you enter the entrance, you enter the magical and mystical world of Pomodoro, which took almost twenty years to create this huge installation.

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