13 September 2022 / 18 June 2023

On the occasion of the loan of the"Portrait of a Canon of the Lateran" by Sofonisba Anguissola and "Portrait of Europa" by Lucia Anguissola to Nivaagaard Collection (Denmark), the portrait room of the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, hosts a portrait on panel by Lorenzo Lotto, Dating back to around 1520.

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The Exhibitioon

Curated by Roberta D’Adda

In collaboration with: Museo Nivaagaards Malerisamling

The work is placed in dialogue with the male portraits of Savoldo, Moretto and Moroni present in the room, stimulating a reflection both on the stylistic aspects of the production of the Venetian mainland (and in particular, a certain soft light evident also in Savoldo) both on the intonation of these portraits, more juxtapositions than high-sounding.

From the beginning Lotto stood out for a personal and intense portrait approach. The Man with the Rosary of Nivå was almost unanimously placed by critics within the Bergamo production. The character stands out with a stage presence that seems to anticipate some of the first Venetian portraits – the Dominican Friar of Treviso (1526) and the Andrea Odoni of the British Royal Collection (1527) – marked by an unusual and solemn conception with which the master, returning to his hometown, tried to prove himself equal to the competition with the undisputed protagonist of the scene: Titian.