Loquis: Palazzo dell'Arte

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Palazzo dell'Arte


Published on:  2018-11-14 19:23:36

  Notes of art in Lombardy

The art palace occupies the entire south side of the spacious Piazza Marconi. Designed by the Neapolitan architect Carlo Cocchia in the forties, it is a true masterpiece of rationalist architecture and combines the values ​​of the Cremonese tradition - the skilful use of bricks - with grandiose classical references, the Roman Domus and the colonnades in a unique composition. Hellenici.After years of degradation and improper use, the building and the entire area in front have been carefully restored: today the building is home to the prestigious Museum of the violin where are kept, among other things, the instruments of the great masters of Cremonese violin making (Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri). Inside - an auditorium was also created, a true jewel of acoustics entirely covered in maple - the calculated harmoniousness of rationalist architecture dialogues with the sinuous and soft shapes of the new layout: the results are surprising.

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