The Foundation was founded in 1966 in memory of Stefano Antonio Morcelli (1737-1821) and of the lawyer Pietro Bartolomeo Repossi (1776-1854), respective founders of the Library and Art Gallery located in the historic center of Chiari in ancient buildings donated by Monsignor Pietro Faglia in 1776. As such, it constitutes a synthesis of the country's cultural history. The Repossi Art Gallery is today a prestigious deposit of artistic and cultural heritage with works exhibited thematically. The paintings section includes over 100 works of different genres and sizes spanning the period from the 15th to the 21st century. The prints section has 2,300 exemplary objects of the work of the various major schools and individual masters of Italian and European graphic art from the 15th century, including a very rare print of Antonio Pollaiolo's Nude Figures in Combat, Andrea Mantegna's Baccanale , the Deposition from Dürer Little Passion, some works by Lucas van Leida, Venus and Adonis by Giorgio Ghisi, The Flight into Egypt by Cantarini, some pieces from the Capricci series by Tiepolo and works by Rembrandt. There are numerous engravings from the French, Flemish, English and Italian schools of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as well as works by twentieth-century and contemporary artists such as Max Klinger, Giuseppe Guerreschi, Floriano Bodini, Tono Zancanaro, Fausto Melotti, Federica Galli and Carlo Fishermen. The sculpture section features works from the last two centuries and there is a special section of plaster works by local artists.

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Via Bernardino Varisco, 9
25032 Chiari


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