The painting “I Tre Crocefissi” is on display at Museo Diocesano from March 19th till June 2nd: one of the most important works of Foppa, it’s a chance to see this painting on board, which is otherwise housed in the Accademia Carrara of Bergamo now under restoration.
Vincenzo Foppa’s masterpiece in Milan
Vincenzo Foppa (1427 ca. – 1516 ca.) was a Northern-Italian Renaissance painter. An elderly contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci, he was born near Brescia, served the dukes of Milan and was regarded as one of the best Lombard painters.
Vasari, one of the most important historians of the Renaissance, theorises that Foppa studied in Padua, where Mantegna was based and probably strongly influenced him. He mastered perspective, as the “I Tre Crocefissi” (The Three Crosses), 1450, shows.
On show at Museo Diocesano of Milan from March 19 till June 2, the painting is usually located at the Accademia Carrara of Bergamo, which is now under restoration.
The scene portrays a late gothic landscape in the background, with three different crucifixions in the foreground, the central one being the one of Jesus Christ. The painting is a chance to witness one of the finest painters of the Renaissance and therefore to gain a major understanding of the art and style of that era and location – Lombardy. It is also a chance to visit the beautiful Portinari Chapel and its frescos realised by the same painter, Foppa, in the Church of Sant’Eustorgio between 1463 and 1468. The Church is located in one of the most beautiful squares of Milan.
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