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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MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO. THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

Pinacoteca

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

07/05/2022-03/07/2022
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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