After the success of the initiative that has brought to light , after fifty years , and a careful restoration, the sculptural group of the Seven Sages of Fausto Melotti , the Terminal 1 of Malpensa host another masterpiece of the art of the twentieth century. It will be the Idea of the Knight , created in 1955 by Marino Marini ( 1901-1980 ) – sculpture of the most famous and most popular of the Tuscan master now preserved at the Museum of the twentieth century – to welcome , from May 15 to August 31 , 2014, the travelers transiting the fascinating space of the Gate of Milan , located in the port between the input terminal and the main railway station leading into the city .
The exhibition, curated by Museo del Novecento in Milan and sponsored by the City of Milan and SEA – Airports of Milan, also marks the beginning of a multi-year partnership between the Museum of the twentieth century and the manager of the airports of Milan.
Created by Marino Marini in 1955 , the sculpture Idea Knight is part of a complex of five different works devoted to the same subject. The representation of the combination of horse / rider performs a constant interest in the production of Marini. Starting from the first processing , 1935 , the artist returned several times on the issue giving rise , over the years , in a tight sequence of sculptures and paintings. Founded as a rhetorical investigation around the viability of the millenary tradition of monumental figure on horseback , the series is imposed in the context of the history of Italian sculpture of the twentieth century as reasoning about structural forms of sculpture. Interpreted by critics for the most part in an existential , insisting on the assumption of a hardening of the composition following the experience of the tragic war , the work is placed within a compelling dialogue with the contemporary world .
How he was able to point out the Marino Marini in 1958 , ” when you consider one after the other my equestrian statues of these last twelve years , it is observed whenever the rider is unable to tame the horse and the beast , in his distress more and more wild , it becomes more rigid , instead of rearing up. I believe seriously that we are going towards the end of the world. ”
La Porta di Milano is a work of architecture that represents the ” Twelfth gateway” to the city, built by architects Nicolin , Sonia pants – who also signed the preparation of the exhibition – Giuseppe Marinoni , Giuliana Di Gregorio , contest winners international , sponsored by SEA Milan Airports in June 2009, with a project selected from the more than 90 from all over the world.