Germano Celant, an Italian art historian, critic and curator who made the term "Arte Povera", died of Covid-19 yesterday.
You hear his name in the world's modern and contemporary art history. He is one of those I want to be like, I want to relate to the society like him.
Covid-19 seems to accelerate the generation and social change, but do we forget everything when it subsides?
The period of my exhibition at a departmentstore is extended from one to two weeks due to cancellation of the potter after me.
Two oil paintings by Gigi PEDROLI are also exhibited. They stand out for their vivid colors and unique style. Art giving us energy and making us happy is always needed, I realize such obvious thing. Worthy of 90 years old experienced artist
A map of Milan in ancient times I found in front of a big church, and Porta Venezia. Milan was a strong walled city. The period of its construction is devided mainly into three, the Roman period, the medieval period and the period of Spain.
During this business trip, I rememberd this wall many times, for example, an appointment in front of ●● gate, taking ■■ street constructed where there was the wall, cities under a lockdown and so on.
By the way, the place I was sleeping is located in the suburbs of Milan city. It was outside this wall, who knows how it was.
This time I did not have time to use freely, but I made a quick call on artist Gigi Pedroli living very close to one of our visits. When I arrived, he was playing piano as a daily routine in the afternoon. He was too concentrated to perceive me.
They use the first floor as their house and show rooms. I found his many works arranged from 40 years ago until the present.
I looked into the canal in front of the atelier somehow. The water cleared stunningly and I could see fish swimming well in there.
I came to Milan. My trip between Japan and Italy went so smoothly because there were less people everywhere.
Today I went to the centre for a walk and for checking the place for tomorrow. Santa Maria delle Grazie, which is famous for The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, is closed till 2 March as measures against coronavirus. A guard taking a break with cigarette was talking to somebody with mobilephone "nobody comes".
I took this photo from my suburban apartment house. Terrible parking on the street as always.