In the Realm of the Senses - 4 Handrails
Brera Museum Handrail - Milan, Italy
Continuing my exploration of handrails, here is one at the Brera Museum in Milan. Filled with important renaissance masterpieces, it is probably the most important museum in Milan. This handrail bracket is fanciful and ornate in a good way.
Lamentation Over the Dead Christ Andrea Mantegna 1480
My personal favorite painting in the Brera is the Lamentation over the Dead Christ by Andrea Mantegna c. 1480. It show a complete mastery of foreshortening, perspective, and emotion. A great masterpiece, it is only one of many in the museum.
6/20/2011 12:32:14 pm
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