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(Pinacoteca Brera), in Milan, one of the largest picture galleries in Italy. Founded in 1809, it includes an extensive collection of 14th- through 19th-century Italian paintings by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, Francesco del Cossa, Raphael, Veronese, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, G. B. Tiepolo, and masters of the school of Leonardo da Vinci, as well as a gallery of Lombard frescoes of the 15th—16th centuries. The Brera also has a collection of 15th- to 17th-century European paintings.

REFERENCE

Catalogue de la Pinacothèque de Brera à Milan. Milan, n. d. (In Italian, English, German, and French.)
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Taking the young Omani painter under his wing, Forgioli showed Mohammed a panorama of great Italian art in Milan's premier museum, the Pinacoteca di Brera.
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78) In two paintings of the stigmatisation by Gentile da Fabriano, one executed in 1415 (79) and one in an upper panel in the Valle Romita Polyptych painted around 1405 and now in the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, the distinctively red rays proceed from a Christ figure that, in the latter example, visibly drips blood (see Figure 6).
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 Pinacoteca di Brera, in the heart of the arty Brera district, is reckoned to be one of the most important in the world.
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.
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.
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, Milan).
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