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Brera

 

(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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The palazzo sits next door to the church of San Francesco, for which a member of the Albizzini likely commissioned the young Raphael in 1504 to paint the Marriage of the Virgin (today in the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan).
The Cathedral (Duomo), the Last Supper (for which an online reservation is a must), the Castle (Castello Sforzesco) and the Pinacoteca di Brera (Art Museum) are the absolute must-see monuments.
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. The powerful canvasses of the famous Baroque master, Michelangelo Caravaggio (1571-1610) moved Mohammed Al Maamri to tears.
The paintings recovered in Milan, and held in the city's Pinacoteca di Brera art museum since July, were three of almost 40 pieces still missing.
(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.
Notevoli sono la sua Imago Pietatis (Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milano), la Pieta con due angeli (Museo Civico Correr, Venezia) e la celeberrima Pieta di Brera (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano).
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.
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.