Maria in adoration for Christ
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
Portrait of Saint Hieronymus
|Giovan Battista Moroni 1560
Portrait of Gian Gerolamo Grumelli