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Northern Italian Chiaroscuro

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Italian writer and journalist Guido Piovene remarked how the city of Brescia combined the mindsets of three different types of community: of plain, hills and mountains, and how this mix informed not only its art and architecture but also its economy. Piovene was also struck by a certain “coyness” of Brescia’s inhabitants in their blasé insistence they were down-to-earth, no-nonsense people - a ploy, he wrote, to conceal, as if a secret to be closely guarded, their real inventiveness and ingenuity. This front of pragmatism and circumspection really concealed something else. Take, for example, the art produced by Brescia, especially by the Renaissance school, starting with Vincenzo Foppa and continued by Moretto, Savoldo and Romanino. As the perspicacious critic Testori noted, none of these artists, each with his own very different poetic, appears to have...

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