The Passion of Christ at the Diocesan Museum of Milan. An itinerary among the works


From March 12 to May 5, 2019, the Dioceano Museum in Milan is hosting 'Easter at the Museum,' a special journey through the museum's works dedicated to the Passion of Christ.

To celebrate Easter, the Carlo Maria Martini Diocesan Museum in Milan is offering Easter at the Museum, a special journey through the museum’s works dedicated to the Passion of Christ. During the exhibition, which runs from March 12 to May 5, precious masterpieces centered on this theme will be on display to offer the cue for spiritual reflection, but at the same time the reading of the works will be an opportunity for historical-artistic and iconographic insights.

From the fourteenth-century Crucifixion on a gold background by Anovelo da Imbonate, to the Leonardesque Christ Carrying the Cross by Giampietrino, to the seventeenth-century Pietà by Procaccini, passing through the two evocative Orations in theOrto by Peterzano and Fede Galizia and the comparison of Hayez and Moses Bianchi’s Crucifixions, to mention just a few of the themes touched upon, the itinerary closes in the room dedicated to Lucio Fontana with the extraordinary “white” Via Crucis in white glazed ceramic.

Also on display at the museum will be the Lamentation Over the Dead Christ by Cremonese painter Altobello Melone, newly restored and usually kept in a private room of the Archbishopric. The display of the precious panel is a real gift that Archbishop Mario Delpini wanted to give to the diocese to prepare us for Easter through a work not usually visible to the public.

Datable to around the middle of the second decade of the 16th century, the panel, characterized by vibrant chromatic accents, almost “incandescent” of Titian derivation, takes the iconography, particularly for the central group of the composition, from an engraving made by Albrecht Durer for the cycle of the Little Passion (1509-1511), confirming the openings of the Cremonese painter toward Nordic painting. For all information you can visit the museum’s website.

Source: press release

The Passion of Christ at the Diocesan Museum of Milan. An itinerary among the works
The Passion of Christ at the Diocesan Museum of Milan. An itinerary among the works


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