Friday, 12 May 2017

Exhibition, In the heart of the Renaissance

Bellini 1470-1475
Maria in adoration for Christ
Titian, Tintoretto, Bellini and Rafael are big names in arthistory. I know there works from churches and museums in Florence and Venice. But at the moment there is a beautiful exhibition with works from Nothern-Italy during the Renaissance in The Netherlands.

The Renaissance spread from Florence to the nothern part of the country and the painters here embraced the new way of looking at things and the new way of painting.

Using perspective, a more realistic way to portray people and using bright colours, they influenced their colleagues in the rest of the country, but also the painters who came after them, like Caravaggio.

Some of the artists in this exhibition are not seen in Dutch museums, so it was really a treat to see them all here together. The museum that houses most of these works, the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo in Brescia, is closed at the moment due to renovations, so they lend parts of their collection to several museums in Europe.

I am very happy we took the time to visit this museum, because it was worth the long trip!

Sofonisba Anguissola 1556
Portrait of a Lateran Canon

Anonymous, 1500-1510
Portrait of Saint Hieronymus

Giovan Battista Moroni 1560
Portrait of Gian Gerolamo Grumelli
More information can be found HERE: the exhibition can be seen until June 17th 2017 at the Rijkmuseum Twenthe in Enschede

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