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Feb 8th, 2015, 12:45 AM
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Monza - Cappella di Teodolinda

After 6 years of restauration you can now revisit the Cappella di Teodolinda. The following link shows how extraordinary the work is - http://milano.repubblica.it/cronaca/...ref=HRESS-35#1

The Chapel is to the side of the Cathredral of Monza.

Well worth a visit if you have time in Milan.
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Feb 8th, 2015, 01:45 AM
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Thanks.
There are direct trains from Monza to Varenna (Lake Como) - Bernina Express, to Como - Lugano - Lucerne/Zurich and to EXPO 2015.
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Feb 8th, 2015, 02:08 AM
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neckervd - as you state Monza has good connections.

The work is older than the Last Supper of Leonardo and the condition is way superior.
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Feb 8th, 2015, 06:49 AM
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The chapel is visited by 15 guided tours daily and they are currently all booked 8 weeks ahead. There are more restored areas to be opened later in the spring, and they are hoping to add more tours.

Theodolinda was a Queen of the Lombards (Longobards). Some history and a soup recipe here:

http://www.apathtolunch.com/2011/02/...ian-queen.html

There's also a link where you can view the frescoes pre-restoration.
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Feb 8th, 2015, 09:44 AM
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The article says that the catwalks that are now in place will be removed soon; until then, you can see it up close.

<< The work is older than the Last Supper of Leonardo and the condition is way superior. >>

The value of the Last Supper has nothing to do with its age or condition. It's by Leonardo da Vinci!
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Feb 8th, 2015, 10:44 AM
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But is the Last Supper overrated?

Leonardo's pensive and highly geometric style was not suitable for traditional fresco technique (watercolour and egg-tempera on moist plaster) which is why the Sistine Chapel is so spectacular and also explains the condition of the fresco at the other end of the chapel opposite Leonardo's.
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Feb 8th, 2015, 11:05 AM
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Leonardo liked to make experiments, but several of them where not successful. His major blunder was La Battaglia di Anghiari, painted on a wall of the main hall of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Trying to dry the paint with controlled fires he damaged what he had already done and the painting was never completed. Now the walls are covered by Vasari frescoes.
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Feb 9th, 2015, 01:49 AM
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For me, anything by Leonardo is worth seeing, even if it's in a pitiful condition. He doesn't have a huge amount of surviving works, and some of the ones I've seen are so intriguing that I want to see all the others.

I don't get your point, Nochblad. The Last Supper isn't a fresco, and as far as I know, Leonardo da Vinci never did any frescoes. And I don't understand at all what you mean about the Sistine Chapel.
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Feb 9th, 2015, 02:33 AM
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The Last Supper is not a fresco unlike the Sistine Chapel. Leonardo could not work at the speed that the affresco technique requires unlike Michelangelo, Raffaello and others.

He had to invent a style suitable for his technique. Unfortunately it was a disaster as one of his greatest admirers, Vasari, admitted.
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Feb 9th, 2015, 06:27 AM
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I see what you're saying. It's still a great painting though.
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Feb 9th, 2015, 12:16 PM
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I don't think the true value of the Last Supper or any work of art is its authorship. If you want to see EVERYTHING by Leonardo da Vinci, then you're not exactly the right person to assign value to the Last Supper, other than what any celebrity collector might assign.

Not everybody thinks the Sistine Chapel is successful either, as a work of art. And now both works have lost any chance of affecting viewers in the ways that the artists might have intended. Just dead letters.
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