(ANSA) – MILAN, SEPTEMBER 14 – The Castello Sforzesco in Milan dedicates an exhibition to the drawings and prints of five Venetian eighteenth-century masters, from Giovanni Battista and Giandomenico Tiepolo, to Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, up to Antonio Canal known as Canaletto and Bernardo Bellotto. The works come from the Castle Drawings Department and from the ‘Achille Bertarelli’ Civic Collection of Prints.
The exhibition, which will be held from 15 September to 19 December in the halls of the ancient Spanish Hospital, will have free admission and is curated by Francesca Mariano and Eleonora Scianna.
The drawings and prints on display, for a total of 48 works, come from some famous Milanese private collections such as those of two great art historians, Senator Giovanni Morelli and his pupil Gustavo Frizzoni, but also from the collections of the Milanese aristocracy such as the Trivulzio collection and that of Antonio Guasconi. Donated to the city starting from the nineteenth century, these today constitute a graphic heritage that documents, among other things, the different aspects of the artistic expression of the eighteenth century in Venice.
The first room is dedicated to Giambattista Tiepolo and his son Giandomenico.
The exhibition itinerary continues in the second room with one of Giovanni Battista Piazzetta’s masterpieces: the “Portrait of Field Marshal Mathias von der Schulenburg”, from the Trivulzio collection and arrived at the Castello Sforzesco in 1935.
Here are some real and imaginary views of Padua and Venice engraved by Antonio Canal known as the Canaletto. The Civic Cabinet of Drawings was born in the 1920s to offer an adequate location for works of art on paper.
Over time, the heritage has been enriched and today counts about 35,000 drawings by Italian and foreign masters from the fifteenth century to the present day. The two exhibition rooms have been set up permanently with the aim of making the graphic heritage of the Castello Sforzesco accessible on a rotating basis. (HANDLE).
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