Brescian School

Brescian School

 

one of the Italian schools of painting of the 16th century. It developed in Brescia during the second quarter of the 16th century during a period of crisis in the Italian Renaissance. The Brescian school remained in many respects faithful to the principles of the Renaissance and strove to find new paths in the development of realism. It influenced the Italian realistic art of the 17th century. The work of the masters of the school (G. Savoldo, Romanino, A. Moretto, and G. B. Moroni) is characterized by a poetic approach to the life of ordinary people and by the influence of the Venetian school. Religious subjects are often treated as scenes from everyday life, in which close attention is paid to genre details, while in the portrait painting there is a tendency toward intimacy, simplicity, and accuracy in the depiction of social and environmental characteristics.

REFERENCE

Vipper, B. R. Bor’ba techenii v ital’ianskom iskusstve XVI veka (1520-1590). Moscow, 1956.
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The debate about old instruments successfully filling cavernous concert halls with their magic and the newer models failing to enrapture audiences beyond the middle rows is handled by Hooker thus: "The earlier models of violin, those by the Brescian school, and those of Stainer and Amati, did not adapt so well to the demands of modern music and performance.