Orpheus, one of the greatest lovers in Greek mythology, welcomes the guest in Room No. 101. The theme of “Orfeo” is omnipresent in the work by the artist Giovanni Frangi. In his picture for the Hotel Greif the Orfeo cinema’s neon light in a Milan street canyon alludes to the mythical love story.
The work hangs above the seating group, a cosy ensemble on a soft, blue “Gabbeh carpet”. This is an excellent place to relax with a glass of wine and bury yourself in various books on Giovanni Frangi.
Frangi‘s decidedly pictorial work always relates to landscapes or people. However his pictorial interpretation of the object world is extremely free and often borders onto the non-objective. This is apparent in the second picture by Frangi placed over the bed, chosen as a counterpoint in which the abstract components predominate.
Further lovers accompany Frangi’s works: the washed pen and ink drawing titled “Loving Couple” by Johann Baptist Lampi dated around 1802. With his work Lampi is positioned between the baroque and classism.