Within the important core of Italian drawings that make up the MNAA collection, a set of drawings from northern Italy stands out. These were executed between circa 1550 and 1620 and come from the collection amassed by the Portuguese painter Jerónimo de Barros Ferreira (1750-1803).
This exhibition presents a selection of works by some notable artists who worked in Lombardy, a region wedged between the cultural traditions of southern and northern Europeans. Drawings by Luini, Lomazzo and Morazzone, among others, show us the passage from Renaissance Classicism to the multiform character of baroque expression.
Alexandra Gomes Markl