Leonardo e i leonardeschi al Burlington Fine Arts Club in un taccuino inedito di Adolfo Venturi - Cecilia Riva - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Arte Lombarda Vita e Pensiero

Leonardo e i leonardeschi al Burlington Fine Arts Club in un taccuino inedito di Adolfo Venturi

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in un taccuino inedito di Adolfo Venturi
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journal ARTE LOMBARDA
issue ARTE LOMBARDA - 2021 - 3
title Leonardo e i leonardeschi al Burlington Fine Arts Club in un taccuino inedito di Adolfo Venturi
Leonardo and the Leonardesque artists at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in an unpublished notebook by Adolfo Venturi
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Publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 04-2022
doi 10.26350/666112_000093
issn 0004-3443 (print) | 2785-1117 (digital)
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The recent rediscovery of a notebook by Adolfo Venturi – jotted at the exhibition Pictures of the Masters of the Milanese and allied schools held at the Burlington Fine Arts Club in London in 1898 – offers a closer look at how international criticism of the late nineteenth century approached Lombard painting, specifically the work of Leonardo in Milan. The manuscript reflects the privileged point of view of its author and his response to the exhibition. Besides being one of the many pioneering investigations promoted by the Club, the exhibition provided a detailed account of the arrival of the Virgin of the Rocks at the National Gallery, London. Furthermore, the occasion allows us to focus on the relationships Venturi intertwined with his colleagues across the Channel and in particular, with a leading institution such as the Burlington Fine Arts Club. The paper examines the genesis of the exhibition and the critical debate that ensued, in connection with Venturi’s notebook and his later writings. The appendix offers, for the first time, a transcription of the manuscript and the identification of the works.

keywords

Adolfo Venturi; Giovanni Morelli; Bernard Berenson; Herbert Cook; Burlington Fine Arts Club; London, National Gallery; Leonardo; Leonardesque artists; Virgin of the Rocks.

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