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Filippo Lippi - Madonna of Humility
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Alessandro Magnasco, detto Lissandrino - The Verziere Market
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Bernardo Bellotto - The Palazzo of the Jurists and Milan's Court of Justice
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Antonio Allegri, detto il Correggio - Bolognini Madonna
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Lorenzo Lotto - Portrait of a youth with a petrarchino
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Giovanni Antonio Canal, detto Canaletto - The Pier towards Riva degli Schiavoni with the Column of Saint Mark
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Andrea Mantegna - Madonna in glory with Saints John the Baptist, Gregory the Great, Benedict and Jerome
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Francesco Galli - Madonna Lia
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Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli, detto il Morazzone - Pentecost
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Vincenzo Foppa - Madonna of the book
Filippo Lippi - Madonna of Humility
Alessandro Magnasco, detto Lissandrino - The Verziere Market
Bernardo Bellotto - The Palazzo of the Jurists and Milan's Court of Justice
Antonio Allegri, detto il Correggio - Bolognini Madonna
Lorenzo Lotto - Portrait of a youth with a petrarchino
Giovanni Antonio Canal, detto Canaletto - The Pier towards Riva degli Schiavoni with the Column of Saint Mark
Andrea Mantegna - Madonna in glory with Saints John the Baptist, Gregory the Great, Benedict and Jerome
Francesco Galli - Madonna Lia
Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli, detto il Morazzone - Pentecost
Vincenzo Foppa - Madonna of the book

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The canvas decorated the ceiling of the Chapel of San Giovanni Battista in Palazzo dei Giureconsulti. The building and other architectural monuments located in piazza dei Mercanti housed the most important public offices in Milan. The decoration of the chapel with stuccoes, marbles and paintings is one of the few commissions promoted by the civic community, that wanted to dedicate the cycles of paintings to the patron saints of the city: John the Baptist and Saint Ambrose. The position of the large canvas imposes a bottom up view of the work and its composition is testimony to the mastery of the scenic elements reached by Morazzone and his Baroque interpretation of space. The Pentecost offers a vertiginous view from below, with the figures of Maria and the Apostles connected one to another to form a crown along the edges of the painting. A luminous vortex expands at the centre of the scene, from whence a divine light, the real protagonist of the work, irradiates.

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