From Raphael to Ceruti. Masterpieces of the art gallery tosio martinengo

22 October 2004 – 20 March 2005 | Brescia, Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo

curated by E. Lucchesi Ragni and M. Mondini

An extraordinary exhibition brings together sixty works of ancient art (between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries), which testifies to the richness and quality, in some cases very high, the paintings in the collection Tosio Martinengo. It traces the history of humanistic Brescia, sensitive to the influence of Venetian-Byzantine art of Giotto and courteous to the trend clearly of Lombardy, which finds full expression in the works of Vincenzo Foppa. Of fascinating works of the Renaissance Brescia, with Savoldo Jerome, Jerome Romans said Romanino and Alessandro Bonvicino Moretto said. Ample space is also given to portraiture, a genre that allowed painters from Brescia to express their innate propensity to portray reality in all its aspects. Extraordinary presence of Raphael, with the angel and the Blessing Christ. The 1600 and 1700 are characterized by artistic figures of diverse geographical and cultural areas, in the field of Brescia, a special emphasis is given to the figure of Giacomo Ceruti said Pitocchetto and Antonio Cifrondi, defined as "painters of reality."