Friday, June 29, 2007

Galleria Subalpina 1


I showed months ago (here) this Art Nouveau jewel. As many time said, Liberty Style is the other and may be most popular way to call Art Nouveau here. Torino is plenty of "pieces of Liberty art and style" and if you type "liberty" into the "search in this blog" field, on top left, you'll find many photo about Liberty Style in Torino. And more to come :-) --- "Galleria" can't be translated in Gallery. It's a false friend word. In English it is: Arcade and Subalpina literally means "at the foot of Alps". --- Ah someone defines it a post-Liberty building but I'm afraid he's in wrong. Lyberty style started around 1890 until around 1915 and Galleria Subalpina was built in 1874, so...

Mostrai mesi fa (cfr sopra) questo gioiello di Art Nouveau. Come detto molte volte, lo Stile Liberty è l'altro e forse più popolare modo di definire l'Art Nouveau in Italia. Torino è ricca di "pezzi di Stile e Arte Liberty" a se digitate "liberty" nel campo "Cerca nel blog" in alto a sinistra, troverete molte fotografie inerenti allo Stile Liberty in Torino. E altre ne verranno :-) --- Galleria non può venir tradotto in Inglese in Gallery. In Inglese è Arcade mentre Subalpina significa letteralmente "ai piedi delle delle Alpi". --- Ah qualcuno la definisce una costruzione post-Liberty ma temo sia in errore dal momento che lo Stile Liberty lo si può datare tra il 1890 sino alla Prima Guerra Mondiale: 1915 - 1918 mentre la Galleria Subalpina venne costruita nel 1874, dunque...
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11 comments:

james said...

wow, beautiful...

Steve Buser said...

Love learning new history and culture. Very eye catching pix.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

What a place! Some much light, so much beauty. I find the young couple on the left very charming. Very nice photo.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Beautiful photo. Fantastic building.

pusa said...

very beautiful photo and good perspective.

jules said...

It just amazes me, the details, the light. A beautiful space to sit, eat , shop. So much to look at.

Nikon said...

Very beautiful, I've seen the galleria in Milan - but unfortunately I didn't get to Torino.

richard said...

This is cast iron yes? I think it was one of the great liberating moments in a certain type of architecture in the 19TH century. The ability to produce light, airy and high spaces. The cathedrals of technology. Most especially seen in railway termini of course, but also in "galleria" like this.
One of my favourite examples is in my home town of Edinburgh in Scotland.
National Museum

ps said...

This is a great photo and a very informative caption on architectural details and the linguistic nuances between galleria" and "gallery". This is my first visit and I'll surely be back. Thanks for your comment on the photo I posted today!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

@ tsk tsk Nikon. You came in Italy and you didn't visit Torino tsk tsk

@ Richard it's great to read you come from Edinburgh. You don't know how much I love Scotland and Edinburgh.

@ ps, thank you about your so nice words. You make me blush...

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Of course and sorry if not said: Thank you, thank you to everyone about your nice words