Date(s) - 6 Nov, 2021 - 6 Feb, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
About the Exhibition
The Titian ‘Annunciation’ is the ‘Masterpiece for Milan’ exhibited this year at the Museo Diocesano throughout the Christmas period, on the occasion of the celebrations of the first 20 years of this museum complex.
The ‘Annunciation’ is a large canvas (280×193 cm) that represents a rare example of Venetian painting in 16th century Naples. Work of the full maturity of the great Venetian artist Tiziano Vecellio (1490-1576) is temporarily loaned by the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples but comes from the Neapolitan church of San Domenico Maggiore.
The painting was made by Titian for the Pinelli family – bankers and merchants of Genoese origin who had moved to Naples – for their chapel dedicated to the Virgin Annunciate, which was located in the transept of the church of San Domenico Maggiore in Naples, the only church in the world to have preserved in the same place paintings by Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio.
About the venue
The Museo Diocesano Carlo Maria Martini is located in the cloisters of Sant’Eustorgio, one of the most prestigious architectural and artistic religious complexes in Milan, whose visit is not to be missed. The permanent collection consists of more than a thousand works from the second to the twenty-first century, from the ecclesiastical heritage of Milan.