Museums and Art

Brera Art Gallery in Milan - repository of paintings and sculptures

Brera Art Gallery in Milan - repository of paintings and sculptures

Among the many museums, Brera Gallery in Milan For more than two hundred years now it has been a real gem of Italian art. Founded in 1809 at the Academy of Arts, the Brera Gallery has become a haven for aspiring artists and sculptors and, as if predicting its fate, has turned out to be the largest gallery in Milan.

To date, thirty-eight halls of the gallery are for public viewing recognized masterpieces of painting and sculpture. Each hall represents a separate chronological era or belonging to a particular school, in addition to them there are thematic halls in the gallery.

Description of the halls of the Brera Gallery

So for the image of Jesus Christ the whole first hall was reserved, and for the icons of the eighteenth century, with the image of the followers of Christ, the thirty-fourth hall was given. The second, third and fourth rooms are paintings by Italian masters of the 13th-16th centuries. The works of the masters of Venetian painting of the 15th-16th centuries sheltered the fifth and sixth halls. The delightful works of the Venetians are also in the seventh, eighth, ninth and fourteenth halls. Room number ten is used exclusively for the works of contemporary artists. Halls from the fifteenth to the nineteenth are reserved for frescoes of the 15th-16th centuries, on which the masters depicted saints. The twenty-first room became a collection of polyptychs of the 15th century. The twentieth, as well as the twenty-second and twenty-third halls are reserved especially for Bologna masters. Masters of the High Renaissance chose the twenty-fourth hall for themselves. The works of the natives of central Italy of the 15th-16th centuries are exhibited in the hall of twenty-seven and twenty-eight. Michelangelo Merisi was awarded only twenty-ninth hall. The Thirtieth Hall became a haven for Lombard painting of the seventeenth century. Canvases of Dutch artists are exhibited in the halls of the thirty-first, thirty-second and thirty-third. In the thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth, Venetian artists settled again, but in the eighteenth century. The thirty-seventh and concluding thirty-eighth hall is reserved for nineteenth-century painters.

Some halls of the gallery are used for exhibitions of contemporary works by local artists. Visiting the Brera Gallery in Milan, you can’t plan to spend a certain amount of time inside, since the time here belongs to the past. Museums in Italy give us priceless masterpieces and it is worth visiting Milan to appreciate all this.


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