The era of pain at Brera

This tour takes visitors before several “masterpieces of pain” (mourning, crucifixions and burials) on show in the Pinacoteca di Brera gallery. From the great crucifixion by Bramantino, an isolated genius of an artist that reflects the troubled period of the sixteenth century in Northern Italy, to the masterpiece that is Andrea Mantegna’s “Dead Christ”, featuring the perspective that was then also adopted by Dürer, disturbing yet not upsetting, through to Giovanni Bellini’s conception of pain to be accepted as superior harmony. The tour takes in Reformation and Counter Reformation, the focus of religious paintings by Rubens and Giordano via the genius of Caravaggio, who brings God into the gestures of the humble.


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by Francesca Dosi Delfini

Authorised guide for the province of Milan, she has collaborated with the Poldi Pezzoli Museum since 1988 and teaches Italian to foreign adults, putting together visits for them around the city.


Photo by Emanuela Colombo, Beatrice Costa, Elisabetta Gavazzi, Elena Artoni, Rossano Valeri

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