At Christmas Milan celebrates the Renaissance of Brescia and Bergamo

At Christmas Milan celebrates the Renaissance of Brescia and Bergamo
At Christmas Milan celebrates the Renaissance of Brescia and Bergamo

The Renaissance masterpieces from Bergamo and Brescia, the two cities that will be capitals of culture in 2023 and which were among the most affected by the pandemic, are the protagonists of the traditional Christmas exhibition at Palazzo Marino, seat of the Municipality of Milan.

The appointment with art, which will be held from 2 December to 16 January in the Alessi room with free admission, returns after last year’s stop due to Covid with the works of Lorenzo Lotto, Alessandro Bonvicino called il Moretto, Giovan Girolamo Savoldo and Giovan Battista Moroni. «The Renaissance of Bergamo and Brescia» is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, promoted by the Municipality of Milan and Intesa Sanpaolo as an institutional partner, with the support of Rinascente.

“It is very important that the communities of Milan, Bergamo and Brescia come together, it is a gift that these cities give us – commented the mayor, Giuseppe Sala – and we appreciate very much because they will also be Capitals of culture in 2023. This exhibition falls precisely at the right time for our territory which has suffered so much and will certainly start again with a notable cultural awakening ».

There are four masterpieces on display: the “Mystical Wedding of Saint Catherine of Alexandria and Niccolò Bonghi” from 1523 from the Carrara Academy of Bergamo, the “San Nicola di Bari presents the pupils of Galeazzo Rovellio to the Madonna enthroned with Child” painted by Alessandro Bonvicino known as Moretto in 1539. Also from the Tosio Martinengo Art Gallery comes “The Adoration of the Shepherds” by Giovan Girolamo Savoldo, made in 1540, while the “Madonna and Child with Saints Catherine of Alexandria, Francis and the offerer »Dated 1555 by Giovan Battista Moroni comes from the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.

The exhibition “The Renaissance of Bergamo and Brescia” “represents an important opportunity to baptize the Brescia-Bergamo association in view of 2023 when we will be, together, a single capital of culture”, commented the mayor of Brescia, Emilio Del Bono and Nadia Ghisalberti, Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Bergamo. Five municipalities also join the party “in arte” for Christmas with the exhibition of works from the Milanese civic heritage, preserved and exhibited at the Castello Sforzesco.

“The spirit that led to the creation of the exhibition at Palazzo Marino makes us reflect on the particular meaning that this year the reference to the provinces of Brescia and Bergamo assumes, which we all know were the areas most affected by the pandemic and therefore which suffered most – commented the president emeritus of Intesa Sanpaolo, Giovanni Bazoli -. Our group has been supporting the Municipality of Milan in organizing this initiative since 2014. For Intesa Sanpaolo, this is the umpteenth opportunity to reaffirm the principles of the Culture Project that supports our Industrial Plan in investments in the cultural field; from this point of view, the ambassadors of this plan are what we have called Gallerie d’Italia, and which have become, thanks to the success of the exhibitions organized, among the most important museums in the country ».


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