Raccolta Stampe Achille Bertarelli

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print collection Achille Bertarelli , was established in 1927 to enhance the’ exceptional collection of 300,000 prints that its founder Bertarelli (1863-1938) had donated the City of Milan in 1925. L’ Institute retains moreù a million works , including about 15,000 art prints, from the first practice woodcut from XV to contemporary graphics , organized according to iconographic criteria. The wealth of materialè divided into thematic sections: plants and views, historical prints, artistic, popular, graphic design, editorial design, design graphics, bookplates, sketches fashion, fans, games and playing cards, business cards and cards, colored cards, postcards, almanacs and calendars , etc. There are about 80,000 works of great artists active from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. Mantegna, Dü rer, Piranesi, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Munch, Morandi are just some of the great masters who are also expressed through printmaking techniques, creating real masterpieces. Noteworthy l’ incision of Bernardo Prevedari on design Bramante performed in 1481 and of which exist in the world only two specimens, the second of which present at British Museum in London . One of the mostù sectors; the rich collection, contains printed advertising material. The posters section in particular, made up of about 7,000 specimens in relation to industrial products, magazines, cinema, theater, resortà tourism, exhibitions, political propaganda,è known nationally and internationally. They are well represented important authors such as Marcello Dudovich, Leonetto Cappiello, Bruno Munari, Leopoldo Metlicovitz, Alphonse Mucha.


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