Vol. 3.31.2019 | Sunday Selects

FABIO MODICA

Fabio Modica was born in Catania in 1978. Being an apprentice to the well-known Italian painters Alberto Abbate and Antonio Sciacca, he was soon inspired by the classical Renaissance, occasionally drawing on the Greek and Latin mythology. In his early years as a painter, human figures wrapped up in a Caravaggesque light were his major subject matter and oil paint his favourite medium. His versatile spirit led him to incorporate many different styles and mediums within his later works, including watercolours, acrylics and chalks.

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JERI LEDBETTER

Jeri Ledbetter is inspired and compelled both by nature’s oddities and man-made structures. She is enthralled with the contrast of, and interplay between, industry and nature.

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JULIE SNEED

Julie Sneed is a contemporary artist. She was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Kansas. Her artwork reflects a minimal and organic response to natural surroundings. She paints animals and abstract artworks.

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KIM FONDER

Kim ‘s paintings and furniture reflect her infatuation with texture and touch. From the materials Fonder selects, to the way she crafts each piece; these two attributes remain her focus. She seeks to honor Leonardo Da Vinci’s words, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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INSIDE A CURATOR“S ART FILLED APARTMENT
Caroline Corbetta has created a gallery of her own with works by the newer Italian artists she’s spent her career encouraging.

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CHICKEN MILANESE WITH SAGE AND LEMON BUTTER SAUCE

These pounded, breaded and fried chicken cutlets, with their crisp golden crust, were Linda Meyers’s childhood favorite. “If guests were coming over, my mom would add a butter sauce,” she says. Here, she creates her own butter sauce, made with fresh sage and lemon, and serves the dish alongside a simple salad with Italian vinaigrette.

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MILANESE GIN AND TONIC

A traditional Gin and Tonic with a splash of Campari.

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LEONARDO IN MILAN

On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we delve into the life of the genius, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, and the original futurist—Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci was born in 1452 and is considered one of (or the?) most important artists in all of human history. He was the ultimate renaissance man. The techniques of chiaroscuro and sfumato are attributed to him, and some versions of history claim that when he was learning how to paint, his master was so humbled by da Vinci’s abilities that he never took up a brush again.

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IN RESIDENCE: VINCENZO DE COTIIS
Inside the interior architect’s eighteenth-century Milan townhouse
Italian designer Vincenzo De Cotiis is much sought-after for his unique approach to design. Balancing a raw authenticity with a minimal approach through the reappropriation of salvaged materials, his Milan-based agency is responsible for placing luxury stories including Antonia and Excelsior Milano in unlikely spots—the latter a converted cinema near the Duomo.

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