Pietro Brosio Gallery

"The Universal Peace", 1976, oil on canvas 100x70cm.


June 23, 2013

The Sator Magic Square

The Sator Magic Square in Turin. The formula was widely diffused throughout the city in the Medieval period among the members of the Templar Order.
It's a word square containing a Latin palindrome featuring the words SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS written so that they may be read top-to-bottom, bottom-to-top, left-to-right, and right-to-left.
One of its meanings may be: "The sower Arepo leads with his hand (work) the plough (wheels)."

More information: Wikipedia here

Informazioni sul Quadrato del Sator: Wikipedia qui

June 5, 2013

Sundial 16

Sundial at Grugliasco, a town near Turin.

The inscription says: "Libiamo, libiamo ne' lieti calici che la bellezza infiora", ("Let's drink, let's drink from the joyous chalices that beauty so truly enhances"), a famous duet with chorus from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, one of the best-known opera melodies and a popular performance choice for many great tenors.