Coming to Brera, the Nature of Cristoforo Munari

Coming to Brera, the Nature of Cristoforo Munari
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Fruits and flowers you can almost touch, a pitcher made of Chinese porcelain, sheet music seemingly rustled by a light breeze or the transparence of blown-glass that seems to jump off the canvas, its dazzling reflections grabbing the viewer. The absolute mastery of Cristoforo Munari, the painter of still lifes and the so-called “rustic kitchens” (with their utensils and cured meats, the wild game, the finer objects of refined Chinese porcelain, becoming almost his signature) makes a stop at the Pinacoteca of Brera, thanks to an exchange between national museums, aimed at highlighting their respective collections. Milan is receiving Natura Morta con Violino e Natura Morta con Cesto di Fiori, Brocca di Porcellana Cinese e Frutta, two masterpieces of the Emilian artist on loan from the Galleria Estense. Appreciated for his still lifes and competed over by the most prestigious collectors, Munari created the two pieces on a commission from Rinaldo d’Este, Duke of Modena and Reggio, showing off his remarkable technical capacities. Displayed in Sala XXXVI, the two paintings will be next to two still lifes by Pitocchetto - Natura Morta con Zucca, Pere e Noci and Natura Morta con Piatto di Peltro, Aragoste, Limone, Ampolle di Vetro, Pane e Bottiglia di Vino, works from his later career, marked by an essential no-frills approach to composition. The exhibition, focusing on painting as narration, represents an important synergetic exchange between two national museums and is part of a partnership between cultural institutions, aimed at promoting their respective collections.
Samantha De Martin - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano