Il collezionismo degli Abbiate Forieri tra Sei e Settecento a Milano. Dalla raccolta di Matteo alla Galeria di Giovanni digital
The discovery of the inventory of Matteo Forieri’s legacy suggested an in-depth study of the family’s collecting passions: paintings (in particular by Filippo Abbiati) and, in the case of Matteo’s son Giovanni, also coins, cameos and drawings...
Filippo Abbiati a San Nazaro in Brolo a Milano e un’inedita descrizione dell’affresco perduto digital
The essay integrates the information on the Filippo Abbiati and Pietro Maggi frescoes, formerly realized in the dome of the church of san Nazaro in brolo in Milan, lost in the first decades of the 19th century on occasion of the renovation of the church...
La famiglia Baldironi tra committenza e imprese figurative: la villa di Lissone e la pala di Federico Panza digital
Among the Baldironi family members, family involved in business trade in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth century, abbot Antonio (1628-1689) was one of the most relevant figures, who was been for a few years the agent of the State of Milan Congregation in Madrid. Thanks to him, his nephew Giuseppe (1635-1685) could reach the position of general financial Mayor and so begin the process of ennoblement of the family, shown also by the decoration of the villa own in Lissone...
Filippo Abbiati, tra questioni private e committenze: novità dai documenti digital
This essay presents some of the news concerning the biography and the first activity of Filippo Abbiati, emerged on the occasion of the studies started recently for the painter’s monography, soon to be published, edited by the writer and Filippo Maria Ferro. More in detail some unknown information on his family are illustrated...
Quadraturismo e architettura dipinta nel Seicento. Francesco Villa: tracce per una lettura della sua carriera artistica digital
Quadratura painting of seventeenth century Spanish Lombardy didn’t have great success in researches, differently from the one of the following century. Despite silence of sources, during all the seventeenth century, in these areas, quadratura, preceded by important examples in Renaissance, proves to be rich of testimonies...
Ottavio Nazari, committente di Tanzio da Varallo. Nuovi documenti e ipotesi digital
Ottavio Nazari, client of Tanzio da Varallo. Unpublished documents and new theories MARINA DELL’OMO - SERGIO MONFERRINI Ottavio Nazari, whose family was in the limelight in Novara from the late 16th to the 18th Century, is known as the client for the chapel of the Guardian Angel in the basilica of San Gaudenzio. A newly found inventory of Nazari’s inheritance, drafted on November 20, 1645, casts new light on several facts of his life and his taste in the arts, and more importantly, it contains useful data on the construction of the chapel between 1627 and 1634. The document contains information on the arrangements concluded with different workshops, among which are the authors of the marble altar – the Fossati di Arzo, together with Francesco Maria Richini, who signed the project – and those of the stucco decorations – Giovanni Pietaro and Antionio Maria Casella di Carona. More records clarifying the timing of Tanzio’s contribution are included in the same document. The inventory also includes a large number of precious pieces of furniture from the family residence in Novara, among which are the paintings. Some of them, identifiable as Tanzio’s work, are now scattered around private and public collections, and give evidence of a privileged relationship between Ottavio and the painter from Valsesia.
Pittori lombardi in Valsesia nella prima metà del Settecento digital
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