'Bottega, Scuola, Accademia. Painting in Verona from 1570 to the plague of 1630'

a fascinating exhibition presents the interesting artistic scene in Verona between the 16th and 17th centuries

From 17 November 2018 to 29 September 2019

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From 17 November 2018 to 29 September 2019 a fascinating Verona art exhibition at the Castelvecchio Museum presents the interesting artistic scene that developed in the city of Verona between the end of the 1500s and the beginning of the 1600s, a period full of new ideas which witnessed the creation of splendid masterpieces often unknown to the general public.

'Bottega, Scuola, Accademia. Painting in Verona from 1570 to the plague of 1630' shows 61 works, selected by curators Francesca Rossi and Sergio Marinelli: paintings, documents and musical instruments, many of which are shown to the public for the first time, which demonstrate the intense activity of Brusasorzi’ workshop - the most famous and appreciated in Verona - and of the artists who followed their fascinating artistic journey often with very interesting personal vicissitudes.

At the time when important artists such as Bernardino India and Paolo Farinati were operating in Verona, and the great workshops of Tintoretto, Tiziano, Veronese and Palma il Giovane were also active in Venice, the workshop of Domenico Brusasorzi and his son Felice began to make a name for themselves in the city of Verona... Their vast artistic production and the presence of numerous apprentices and followers in a short time lead their workshop to become one of the most active in Verona!

Starting from this context, the 'Bottega, Scuola, Accademia’ Verona exhibition focuses in particular on the precious heritage of Felice Brusasorzi, collected and continued by his students, a large group of artists trained in a family workshop that, halfway between late Mannerism, Realism and Classicism, became a sort of corporate academy that spurred an intense period of artistic commissions which left an indelible mark in the churches and public and private buildings of the surrounding areas. The drawings and paintings displayed in the three sections of the Verona art exhibition in 2019 highlight the evolution of artists such as Sante Creara, Alessandro Turchi, Pasquale Ottino and Marcantonio Bassetti, who, starting from a young-age style initially influenced by their master managed to develop a more personal language thanks to the influence of other authors.

Domenico, his son Felice - artists praised by Vasari himself - and the large group of artists who dominated the artistic scene of Verona for over half a century captured what was happening in the main Italian and northern European artistic centers: whilst maintaining their own personal traits, these painters elaborated a specific and expressive representation thanks to which they were appreciated and chosen for important commissions also from other Italian cities. Felice, in particular, managed to develop a personal style whose success stemmed for over half a century the arrival in Verona of works created by external artists...

The Brusasorzis and their students had the merit of maintaining their own, unique identity and autonomy, a colorful and strongly communicative painting style that was handed down without surrendering to the dominant figurative tendencies which in that period heavily influenced the whole of Europe.

This fruitful artistic period in Verona was abruptly interrupted by the great plague that ravaged Verona in 1630 leading to the death of many painters and causing a substantial change in the sensitivity of the artists who managed to survive. From that moment a new season of art in Verona was initiated.

The works selected for the 'Bottega, Scuola, Accademia' Verona exhibition come partly from the city’s collections and partly from important loans granted by the Verona Philharmonic Academy, the Cariverona Foundation, Banco BPM and private collectors.

'Bottega, Scuola, Accademia. Painting in Verona from 1570 to the plague of 1630' continues the exhibition activity started in recent years by the Castelvecchio Museum, which constantly strives to present authors and specific historic periods of art in Verona as well as from further afield.

From 17 November 2018 to 29 September 2019 art and history meet at the Castelvecchio Museum to present Verona’s great artistic season between the 16th and 17th centuries!



  • Monday from 1.30 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm

The ticket office closes at 6.45 pm


Tickets 'Bottega, Scuola, Accademia. Painting in Verona from 1570 to the plague of 1630'

The exhibition entry is included in the admission ticket to the Castelvecchio Museum

  • Adult: €6.00
  • Concessions: €4.50 - groups larger than 15 people and people over 60 years
  • Reductions for schools: €1.00 - primary and secondary; accompanied children aged 8 to 14
  • Free admission – people over the age of 65 residing in the Municipality of Verona; people with disabilities and their carers; VeronaCard holders

From October to May, first Sunday of the month: single fare: €1.00

By Insidecom Editorial Staff