Masters Collection


This section presents drawings and prints by ltalian and European Masters from the end of the fifteenth century to the twentieth. The Gallery exhibits works by artists from the Renaissance to the artistic avant-gardes of the twentieth century.

Among the artists we mention the German printmakers, Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), first, then Albrecht Altdorfer (c.1480-1538) and the Little Masters of Nuremberg, the Beham: Hans Sebald (1500-1550) and Barthel (1502-1540), and Georg Pencz (c.1500 - 1550) and for the Flemish artists after Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525 - 1569) and Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617), the most important exponent of Dutch Mannerism.

As for the 16th century ltalian artists, we exhibit works by the Parma school: Parmigianino (1503-1540), as an etcher and draftsman, and Bertoja (1544 - about 1574). We regularly present on our site other famous artists of the ltalian sixteenth century, ltalian as Marcantonio Raimondi (c.1470 / 82 - c.1534), Amico Aspertini (1475 - 1552), Andrea Meldolla (c. 1510/15 – 1563).

As for the Baroque Period, the Gallery, since its beginnings, has followed the Genoese school with particular attention: from the drawings by Luca Cambiaso (1527-1585) and his followers, to those by Strozzi (1582-1644), by the Castello, by the De Ferrari and Piola families. We have a particular interest for the drawings and the etchings by G. B. Castiglione (1609-1664), the brilliant artist who invented the monotype.

The eighteenth century is the golden age of Venetian artists and the Gallery has always offered works by the Tiepolo family, with its brilliant and large production of drawings and prints, and by Canaletto (1696-1768), sensitive interpreter of the lights of Venice. Among the Venetian draftsmen of the eighteenth century we are also interested in the works by Francesco Zuccarelli (1702-1788), Marco Ricci (1676-1730) and Giuseppe Bernardino Bison (1762 - 1844).

For the nineteenth century we present works by Goya (1746-1828), by Mariano Fortuny (1838-1874) and by the European avant-gardes: Camille Pisarro (1830-1903), Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Mark Chagall (1887-1985), Matisse (1869-1954); up to Helleu (1859-1927), and to the ltalian artists active in Paris in the Belle époque as Boldini (1842-1931) and De Nittis (1846-1884).

Finally we are interested in the printmakers who were active in ltaly between the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th: Giovanni Fattori (1825-1908), Telemaco Signorini (1835-1901}, Luigi Conconi (1852-1917) and Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916).