Ambrosiana

Carlo Mattioli
Dal cestino del Caravaggio
1968
Olio su tela, 40×50 cm

MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO.
THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

The exhibition features twenty oil works by Carlo Mattioli, one of the Italian masters of twentieth century art, which interact with Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit

The exhibition, entitled Mattioli / Caravaggio. The lightful fruit, conceived and organized by the Carlo Mattioli Foundation of Parma, presents twenty oil paintings that promote knowledge of the work and creative process of the Emilian painter through the profound dialogue with the masterpiece by Caravaggio.

The courage to confront an absolute master like Caravaggio and one of his most iconic works lies at the origin of a cycle of paintings and drawings that Mattioli wanted to present at the 1968 Venice Biennale, but which remained visible only on the day of the inauguration, due to the social and political contest that developed in that year and which also involved sectors such as culture and art. The Baskets of Caravaggio by Carlo Mattioli thus returned to the silence of the studio in which they were born.

The exhibition itinerary, divided into three thematic areas, is proposed as a narrative that develops through the contemporary suggestions of Mattioli.

The analytical theme and the creative process are set up in the first two rooms within seven showcases that offer a suggestive vision of the materials used by the painter. The construction theme is concentrated in the third room in direct dialogue with Caravaggio’s Canestra and is obtained from an evocative setting based on the half-light of the room. The conceptual theme, in the fourth room, proposes the vision of the latest works relating to the Canestra and, slightly apart, a video section, which narrates the evolution of Mattioli’s exploratory process.

Mattioli tackles the Ambrosian genre and model remaining in a personal limbo, suspended between a figuration that will never be complete and an abstraction that cannot be completely abandoned. The relationship with the model becomes a long filtered study with the image of a cluster of boxes and leaves resting on a perch in his studio.

Mattioli approaches the seventeenth-century model, declining it first in a profound study linked to volume and light, then enlarging the details, with the basket becoming the fulcrum around which all his research revolves.

The title, The lightful fruit, aims to play on the double vision and perception of the light that illuminates the fruit basket but through the filter of delicacy (delight), as if it were an intimate, closed and collected space.

In the film sequences that accompany the actual exhibition, the works are collected in an unreal space, a silvery space like a daguerreotype. This visual grammar aims to highlight the basic elements that the artist used, without placing the didactic details of the document at the center of the discourse. Quotes, shadows, lights, and an obsessive theme to decline his own language, beyond the work of Caravaggio.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog (published by Tacuino) with a text by Professor Claudio Strinati and a precious contribution by Roberto Tassi.

It is recommended to wear the surgical mask for the entire visit.

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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, NA
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, NA
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, NA
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
llias picta, NA
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, NA
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Armillary sphere, NA
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
The Damned Soul, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, NA
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, NA
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, NA
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Adoration of the Magi, NA
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, NA
The Arco della Pace in Milan, NA
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, NA
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, NA
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, NA
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, NA
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, NA
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, NA
Portrait of a Musician, NA
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, NA
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, NA
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, NA
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, NA
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, NA
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Orrery, NA
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, NA
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), NA
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, NA
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Flowers in a Vase, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, NA
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, NA
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, NA
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, NA
Mouse with Roses, NA
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Man in Armour, NA
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, NA
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, NA
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Allegory of Fire, NA
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, NA
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, NA
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, NA
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, NA
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)