Bellini, Titian, and Lotto: North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

by Andrea Bayer, Maria Cristina Rodeschini

Yale University Press | June 26, 2012 | Trade Paperback |

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The Accademia Carrara of Bergamo is one of Italy''s premier paintings galleries but remains too little known outside the country. The temporary closure and restoriation of its galleries, housed in a grand neoclassical building in the North Italian city of Bergamo, has made possible a welcome collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, bringing to New York fifteen of the Carrara''s masterpieces by Venetian and North Italian painters of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including Giovanni Bellini''s haunting Pietà with the Virgin and Saint John, the predella panels from Lorenzo Lotto''s celebrated Martinengo Altarpiece, and Orpheus and Eurydice, an ambitious composition fromTitian''s early career.

The exhibition and accompanyting publication illuminate not only the quality of the Accademia Carrara''s holdings but also the unique position the museum occupies in the history of art, collecting, and connoisseurship in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and the Veneto. As the custodian of three superlative, formerly private collections-those of the Bergamo native Count Giacomo Carrara (1714-1796), who founded the institution in the late eighteenth century, Guglielmo Lochis (1789-1859), and the great connoisseur Giovanni Morelli (1826-1891)-the Accademia Carrara has served to transform the collecting practices and artistic pursuits of three individuals into a reflection of the cultural history of Bergamo, a civic-minded vision whose influence extends far beyond the city''s borders.

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Dimensions: 80 Pages, 6.69 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: June 26, 2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0300179561

ISBN - 13: 9780300179569

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Bellini, Titian, and Lotto: North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Bellini, Titian, and Lotto: North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

by Andrea Bayer, Maria Cristina Rodeschini

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 80 Pages, 6.69 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: June 26, 2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0300179561

ISBN - 13: 9780300179569

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The Accademia Carrara of Bergamo is one of Italy''s premier paintings galleries but remains too little known outside the country. The temporary closure and restoriation of its galleries, housed in a grand neoclassical building in the North Italian city of Bergamo, has made possible a welcome collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, bringing to New York fifteen of the Carrara''s masterpieces by Venetian and North Italian painters of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including Giovanni Bellini''s haunting Pietà with the Virgin and Saint John, the predella panels from Lorenzo Lotto''s celebrated Martinengo Altarpiece, and Orpheus and Eurydice, an ambitious composition fromTitian''s early career.

The exhibition and accompanyting publication illuminate not only the quality of the Accademia Carrara''s holdings but also the unique position the museum occupies in the history of art, collecting, and connoisseurship in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and the Veneto. As the custodian of three superlative, formerly private collections-those of the Bergamo native Count Giacomo Carrara (1714-1796), who founded the institution in the late eighteenth century, Guglielmo Lochis (1789-1859), and the great connoisseur Giovanni Morelli (1826-1891)-the Accademia Carrara has served to transform the collecting practices and artistic pursuits of three individuals into a reflection of the cultural history of Bergamo, a civic-minded vision whose influence extends far beyond the city''s borders.

About the Author

Andrea Bayer is Curator in the Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Maria Cristina Rodeschini is Head of the Accademia Carrara, and Galleria d''Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Director.
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