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The show

The Museum of Ancient Art of the Castello Sforzesco hosts an intervention by Barry X Ball, a Californian sculptor (1955) who has directed part of his most recent research to the re-elaboration of famous sculptures, in a constant tension between tradition and innovation, high technology and history , essentiality and new meanings.   In Sala degli Scarlioni (Room XV), which houses some masterpieces of Lombard Renaissance sculpture, an unprecedented interpretation of Barry X Ball of Michelangelo's Pietà is presented for the first time to the public. 

The work is placed in the stone niche in the mid-fifties of the twentieth century by the architectural firm BBPR in which the Pietà Rondanini of Michelangelo was exhibited until 2015. The Pietà by Barry X Ball (2011-2018), sculpted in Iranian white onyx, enters into an ideal dialogue with the original sculpture of Michelangelo, now in the Museo della Pietà Rondanini in the Cortile delle Armi del Castello.

Timetable and tickets


Piazza Castello
20121 Milano

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