14 February 2023 / 28 May 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.
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 shown in Los Angeles from July 18.