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The first official guide to Italy's first public museum, the Milan home of famous paintings by Bellini, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, Raphale, Tintoretto, and Veronese.

For the first time ever, this book combines detailed information about each artwork and hundreds of color reproductions with a guide, leading the reader room by room and wall by wall through the glorious riches of the Brera's permanent collection. To help with even the quickest visit, the guide notes the most ...

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The first official guide to Italy's first public museum, the Milan home of famous paintings by Bellini, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, Raphale, Tintoretto, and Veronese.

For the first time ever, this book combines detailed information about each artwork and hundreds of color reproductions with a guide, leading the reader room by room and wall by wall through the glorious riches of the Brera's permanent collection. To help with even the quickest visit, the guide notes the most important paintings in the collection. The account describes each work of art, including its symbolism and cultural references, and critical commentary about it. Also featured is an introduction by museum director Luisa Arrigoni about the history of the Pinacoteca di Brera (Italy's first museum for the people), a glossary, and a bibliography.

Other Details: 450 full-color illustrations 336 pages 6 1/4 x 6 1/4" Published 2000

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  • ISBN-13: 9788836514069
  • Publisher: Touring Club Italiano
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 8
Room I The Jesi Gift: 20th-century paintings and sculptures 16
Room IA The Chapel of Mocchirolo 48
Room II Room III Room IV Italian paintings from the 13th to the 15th centuries 52
Room V Venetian paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries 70
Room VI Venetian paintings of the 15th and 16th centuries 78
Room VII Venetian portraits of the 16th century 90
Room VIII Venetian paintings of the 15th century 100
Room IX Venetian paintings of the 16th century 112
Room XIV Venetian paintings of the 16th century 122
Room XV Lombard paintings and frescoes of the 15th and 16th centuries 138
Room XVIII Lombard paintings of the 16th century 150
Room XIX Lombard religious paintings and portraits of the 15th and 16th centuries 164
Room XX 15th-century paintings from Ferrara and Emilia-Romagna 176
Room XXI 15th-century polyptychs from the Marches 186
Room XXII 15th- and 16th-cent. paintings from Ferrara and Emilia-Romagna 198
Room XXIII 16th-century paintings from Emilia-Romagna 210
Room XXIV Piero della Francesca, Signorelli, Bramante and Raphael 216
Room XXVII The painting of Central Italy in the 15th and 16th centuries 222
Room XXVIII The painting of Central Italy in the 17th century 230
Room XXIX Caravaggio and the Caravaggisti 238
Room XXX Lombard painting in the 17th century 246
Room XXXI Flemish and Italian paintings of the 17th century 254
Room XXXII Room XXXIII Flemish and Dutch paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries 266
Room XXXIV Religious painting of the 18th century 278
Room XXXV Room XXXVI Venetian paintings, Italian genre paintings and portraits of the 18th century 290
Room XXXVII Room XXXVIII Italian paintings of the 19th century 310
Index of artists 332
Glossary and Select Bibliography 336
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