July 24, 2021 09:53 am
A palace that seems straight out of a fairy tale. We are not talking about Casa Batllò and we are not on Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona, but in Milan, to be precise in corso di porta Romana 113, where the artist Cheone has created a wonderful mural that recalls the iconic buildings of the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí.
Already highly appreciated by those who have seen it passing through the area, the street art work, which will be completed on Monday 26 July, looks like a huge trompe l’oeil that seems to drop the observer in a comic where the laws of physics: windows, balconies and lintels have curved lines, as if the building was melting.
The mural is signed Cheone, born Cosimo Caiffa, an artist of Apulian origin who has long since transplanted to the Milanese area, in Nerviano, for the love of a woman, as he himself writes in his bio. In recent years the street artist has approached photorealism, a technique that allows him to create his works by mimicking reality as much as possible. But, as the Porta Romana painting demonstrates, the dream dimension remains more present than ever.