Milan's Palazzo Reale fetes native sixteenth-century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) with the show, Arcimboldo: Milanese Artist between Leonardo and Caravaggio, running until May 22. Famous for his unique portrait compositions made of flora and fauna, Arcimboldo worked extensively in Northern Europe, and the show features loans from the Kunshistorisches Museum in Vienna and collections in Stockholm, Munich, Madrid, New York as well as the Louvre. In addition to paintings, the exhibit also displays an array of the artists' cameos, vases, precious arms and armour, fine textiles, medals and sculptures.
Concurrently, Palazzo Reale is hosting a retrospective on Giorgio de Chirico's artist-brother, Alberto Savinio. Running until June 12, Alberto Savinio: La Commedia dell'Arte, showcases over 100 artworks by Savinio, 10 of which have never been displayed in public. A precursor to the postmodern movement, Savinio's ecentric and onirical works were influenced by Surrealism; for more information on both shows, and others at Palazzo Reale, see www.artpalazzoreale.it.