Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A little bit weird and certainly wonderful: Bramantino in Milan

Bartolomeo Suardi, AKA Bramantino because a follower of Bramante during his time in Milan, was a Milanese painter and architect whose work sits astride those tumultous years in Milan from the end of the 15th to the beginning of the 16th centuries....More......

No slouch, himself, he was court painter to the Sforza. After contact with the Roman Renaissance his style took a monumental jump from something that makes me a little queasy (that Madonna in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is really weird-looking, like an alien from outer space) to the monumental with a twist and grand pathos.

He designed the Trivulzio tomb tacked onto the front of one of Milan's churches founded centuries and centuries before by none other than S. Ambrose, himself, S. Nazaro. (my picture)

An exhibit at the Sforza Castle dedicated to his work will be open until at least the 25th of September

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Loved this little bit of history.

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