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Bernardino Luini

Complete Works

  • Author Cristina Quattrini
  • Size 24x33,5 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 528
  • Illustrations 470
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788842222958
  • Price € 160,00  € 152,00

One of the greatest Milanese painters, often mistaken for Da Vinci

Bernardino Luini (Dumenza? c. 1482 - Milan 1532) was one of the foremost painters working in Milan between the second and third decades of the 16th century. He was a contemporary of Zenale and Bramantino, who were his main stylistic influences, and of Andrea Solario and Giovanni Agostino da Lodi. Along with important commissions of frescoes (the cycles at San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore in Milan, Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Saronno, and Santa Maria degli Angeli in Lugano) and altarpieces, Bernardino also produced a large number of works for private patrons, some of which borrowed themes from the work of Da Vinci and his circle. Luini's works were coveted by Lombard collectors in the 16th and 17th centuries, and he was esteemed by Cardinal Federico Borromeo as a champion of devotional painting. Many of his works held in the most important collections of Europe were attributed to Da Vinci until the late 18th century, when Luigi Lanzi restored Luini to a prominent role in the history of Italian painting.