Pasinetti Picture Gallery
The Civic Pinacoteca Pasinetti shares the spaces of a neoclassical building with the Treccani Library, formerly the site of a church in the 16th century. Inside it houses over one hundred paintings made by the painter Antonio Pasinetti (1863-1940) born in Montichiari, but soon moved to Milan where he became a sought-after portrait painter, bonding in friendship with protagonists of Italian art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, between the such as Giuseppe Pelizza da Volpedo and Arturo Tosi. The exhibition itinerary ranges from elegant portraits made for the Milanese bourgeoisie of the Belle Époque, to landscapes sparkling with color in the freedom of the en plein air and advances into the delicate theme of social painting addressed by the artist with an intimistic tone. The second floor is dedicated to the relationship between sketches and finished works as well as to the history and portraits of the Pasinetti family.