Monday, 25 September 2017

Carlo Bononi, the last dreamer of the Ferrarese school

Carlo Bononi, at Palazzo dei Diamanti -Ferrara
14 October 2017 – 7 January 2018

The new exhibition at Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara is dedicated to a remarkable artist although little known. Bononi occupies an important role in seventeenth century art history.

The artist worked mainly in Emilia but stayed briefly in Rome where he saw the paintings of Caravaggio and painted in various parts of Italy.

Bononi's artistic commitment to his era was also appreciated by Guido Reni.

Guardian angel
Ferrara, Pinacoteca Nazionale su concessione del MiBACT
photo by studio esseci

the Virgin with saints
Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie
photo by studio esseci

The artist was very good at painting nude men. Bononi's works have long been neglected by specialists as well. A fair revaluation of his art has been going on for some time.
Tourists visiting the exhibition also have the opportunity to admire a beautiful city like Ferrara.

the cathedral

the castle estense

For those who love Renaissance art it is advisable to see the frescoes of Palazzo Schifanoia. Those who are interested in medieval history are instead advised to visit the Pomposa abbey a few kilometers away from Ferrara.


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