From 14 February 2023 to 11 June 2023
Thirty-six years, more than a generation, have passed since the major exhibition that Brescia dedicated to Giacomo Ceruti (Milan, 1698-1767) in 1987. The time is therefore ripe to return to investigate this painter who, with his touching depictions of the humble classes and his penetrating portraits, established himself as one of the most original voices in 18th-century figurative culture.
For individual visitors, reservations will be possible online.
For groups by contacting the Telerete Call Centre at 030 2041444. The Call Centre answers Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For schools by contacting the CUP - Centro Unico Prenotazioni (Single Booking Centre) which answers every day from 10:00 to 18:00.
Curated by: Roberta D’Adda, Francesco Frangi, Alessandro Morandotti
Produced by: Municipality of Brescia, Fondazione Brescia Musei, Alleanza Cultura
Organised with: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Co-produced by: Skira
Travel Partner: Italo
Media Partner: Radio Number One
What makes a new lunge on the figure of the artist necessary is the fact that, in these thirty-five years, knowledge and evaluation of his physiognomy have changed in some ways radically.
The major monographic exhibition of Ceruti planned by Fondazione Brescia Musei highlights, thanks to exceptional loans from Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Gothenburg and numerous Italian public and private collections, on the one hand the rootedness of Giacomo Ceruti within the adventure of the ‘painting of reality’ in Lombardy, and on the other hand the international scope of his path.
The exhibition, an exceptional co-production with the Getty Center, will in fact be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles from 18 July to 29 October.
The Californian stage, entitled Giacomo Ceruti. A Compassionate eye and curated by Davide Gasparotto, is the result of the collaboration between Fondazione Brescia Musei and the Getty Museum and presents for the first time to the American public a group of absolute masterpieces by the Lombard master. Seventeen paintings of pauperist subjects are on display, six of which come from the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo: beggars, vagabonds and humble people, portrayed with objectivity and at the same time respectful participation, from which emanates a sense of dignity and inner depth, the artist’s most original contribution to early modern European painting.
With the exhibition ticket Miseria&Nobiltà. Giacomo Giacomo Ceruti in Eighteenth-Century Europe you can visit the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo at a cost of €3.00. The reduction is only valid during the two days preceding the date of entry to the exhibition Miseria&Nobiltà. Giacomo Ceruti in Eighteenth-Century Europe.
The exhibition ticket Miseria&Nobiltà. Giacomo Ceruti in Eighteenth-Century Europe allows you to visit the Accademia Carrara at the reduced price of €10.00 (promotion valid until 28/01/2024).
The exhibition ticket Miseria&Nobiltà. Giacomo Ceruti in Eighteenth-Century Europe allows you to visit the MArteS Museum at the reduced price of €10.00 (promotion valid from 03/03/2023 to 30/07/2023).