Art collections of Fondazione Cariplo

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Giovanni Migliara, View of piazza del Duomo in Milan

The Art collections of Fondazione Cariplo are a gallery of artworks with a significant historical and artistic value owned by Fondazione Cariplo in Italy. It consists of 767 paintings, 116 sculptures, 51 objects and furnishings dating from the 1st century to the second half of the 20th Century.

The collection ranges from Late Antiquity stone sculpture, to wooden sculpture of Middle Ages, to Renaissance Italian painting and Baroque era, but achieves excellence with some of the masterpieces of 19th Century Italian painting and in particular Lombard painting.

History of the collections[edit]

The Cariplo bank (Savings Bank of the Lombardy Provinces) began to form the collection in 1923, originally through the acquisition of paintings and sculptures by contemporary artists exhibited in Milan with the aim to promote and encourage the arts in Lombardy. This policy continued after the Second World War, and increased with annual purchases of the Permanente company and exhibitions of religious art at the Angelicum. Since the late 1960s, it began to make purchases at sales held by auction houses. The works of Istituto Bancario Italiano were added to its collection. It includes a portrait gallery of former Cariplo presidents. After the passage of the Amato Law donations increased, including the (Manara Grolle, Marcenaro legacy).

Gallerie di Piazza Scala[edit]

On November 3, 2011 it opened Gallerie di Piazza Scala in Milan, a museum dedicated to the 19th Century art, thanks to the collaboration of Cariplo and Intesa Sanpaolo. It hosts 197 artworks (135 from the Fondazione Cariplo collections and 62 from Intesa San Paolo), along a path that begins with the Antonio Canova bas-reliefs and ends with works by Umberto Boccioni.[1]

List of artists in the collections[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Apre il Museo della Collezione d'arte Cariplo, News about the opening of the 19th century museum in Milan, Fondazione Cariplo website, 2011-06-01
  • Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio delle Province Lombarde, Le collezioni d'arte - Dal Classico al Neoclassico, ed. Maria Luisa Gatti Perer, 1998
  • Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio delle Province Lombarde, Le collezioni d'arte - L'Ottocento, ed. Sergio Rebora, 1999
  • Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio delle Province Lombarde, Le collezioni d'arte - Il Novecento, ed. Sergio Rebora, 2000

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