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Sacred Ceruti and painting in Brescia, from Ricci to Tiepolo

The Diocesan Museum of Brescia presents an exhibition dedicated to the work of Giacomo Ceruti, better known as il Pittocchetto, through a series of sacred works.

Brescia. An expression of Lombardy and Veneto art, and an important opponent to the Tuscan and Rome Renaissance, it welcomed and produced memorable artists who left a distinct and lasting mark in art history.

From 11 March to 21 May 2023, the Diocesan Museum of Brescia will be presenting the exhibition: Sacred Ceruti and painting in Brescia, from Ricci to Tiepolo.

The exhibition analyses the works of Giacomo Ceruti, better known as Pittocchetto for his generic scenes - the impoverished, vagabonds and peasants - he also produced a limited series of sacred works during his stay in Brescia and the surrounding province; extraordinary pieces of art, monumental figures that bear witness to the mastery and knowledge of art history.

Giacomo Ceruti, Madonna del Rosario e Santi Artogne Chiesa Ss Cornelio e Cipriano

Together with the works by Ceruti are other paintings, all related to the sacred theme, by noted artists active in the areas of Brescia and Bergamo during the early part of the eighteenth century; Giovambattista Tiepolo, Antonio Cifrondi, Sebastiano Ricci. 

Curated by Angelo Loda, the head of the historical and artistic sector of the ABAP Superintendency for the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia, with the support of a scientific committee composed of Andrea Crescini, Fiorenzo Fisogni, Fiorella Frisoni, Stefano L’Occaso, Francesco Nezosi and Filippo Piazza, the exhibition will enrich the exhibition itinerary dedicated to the seventeenth-century master already open at the Museum of Santa Giulia from 14 February to 28 May 2023.

Opening image: Giacomo-Ceruti, S. Apollonio benedice SS. Faustino e Giovita Bione, Chiesa di S. Faustino e Giovita

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