That he was influenced early on by the "metaphysical painting" of Giorgio de Chirico and Carlo Carra has always been evident, and is strikingly attested to here by a 1918 still life from the Pinacoteca di Brera
in Milan, showing a mannequin head, among other objects.
Another place for photo opportunities is the Pinacoteca di Brera
, a square adorned with statues and with a renowned art gallery and an astronomy exhibition, open on weekdays.
The marvellous Pinacoteca di Brera
, part of the palace at Via Brera (8.
Caravaggio's two versions of The Supper at Emmaus (London National Gallery, 1601; Milan Pinacoteca di Brera
, 1606), hung side by side at the beginning of the exhibition, mark a radical change of style (although a change incipient in two paintings of 1601: The Conversion of St Paul and The Crucifixion of St Peter, both in the Church of Santa Maria dei Popolo in Rome).
The Pinacoteca di Brera
, in the heart of the arty Brera district, is reckoned to be one of the most important in the world.
Pinacoteca di Brera
v Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery:
Two to watch out for are the Pinacoteca di Brera
, reckoned to have the most famous collection of paintings in the world, and the Castello Sforzesco, where the Musei del Castello houses the Pieta Roundanini, Michelangelo's last sculpture before his death in 1564.
But on a more conceptual level, as an idealized Christian building, it served to inspire artists and architects well into the Renaissance and beyond, probably influencing the early designs for the rebuilding of St Peter's in the sixteenth century, as well as the architectural settings which appear in paintings such as Perugino's Christ Delivering the Keys to St Peter (1483, Sistine Chapel, Rome) or Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin (1504, Pinacoteca di Brera
2) and Pieta belong to a group of dramatically foreshortened figures associated with the artist's celebrated Dead Christ in the Pinacoteca di Brera
Veronese is at his best when at his sketchiest, as he is here and in his small Agony in the Garden in the Pinacoteca di Brera
and his Resurrection in the Dresden Gemaldegalerie; bare of late-Venetian gaudiness.
1585) in the Pinacoteca di Brera
, Milan, and the cycle of scenes from the Old and New Testament in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
One picture not returned was Christ Carrying the Cross, which had been acquired by the Pinacoteca di Brera
in Milan in 1998.