La Maniera Emiliana
Bertoja, Mirola, da Parma alle corti d’Europa
Edited by Maria Cristina Chiusa. Texts by Pierre Rosenberg, Claudio Strinati, Maria Cristina Chiusa, David Ekserdjian, Sonia Cavicchioli, Maria Grazia Bernardini
2019 / 208 PAGES
The almost complete body of the well-known works by Bertoja and Mirola, two exceptional and mysterious artists, masters of drawing, who contributed to making the 16th century in Parma one of the most sophisticated and significant chapters in the history of art.
Jacopo Zanguidi, known as "il Bertoja" (1544-1573) and Girolamo Mirola (1530/35-1570), are the protagonists of this volume, the catalogue of the exhibition La Maniera Emiliana. Bertoja, Mirola, da Parma alle Corti d’Europa. The catalogue brings together the almost complete body of known works by the two artists, about seventy in number. Drawings, paintings, studies for large frescoes, from the most prestigious collections in the world. It is in drawing that these artists, especially Bertoja, best express their talent. The works that parade through the pages offer an amazing collection of anatomical studies, sacred and profane figures and landscapes: a sophisticated universe, heir to the best of the Renaissance.
Edited by Maria Cristina Chiusa, the catalogue includes contributions by members of the scientific committee directed by Pierre Rosenberg and made up of an international body of the most accredited specialists in the sector. A journey to rediscover the two great Emilian artists, a reinterpretation of the extraordinary painting culture that followed the Renaissance and which caused a revolution in iconography, rules and painting techniques in Emilia, Lazio, Italy and the courts of Europe.