Bernardino Luini was one of the most important and successful painters in the city during the first decades of the Cinquecento.
Bernardino Luini (Bernardino Scapi, documented in Milan from 1501 – died in Milan in 1532) was one of the most important and successful painters in the city during the first decades of the Cinquecento, at the time of French rule and the restoration of Francesco II Sforza. In the second two decades of the century he worked for churches of nearly all the religious orders, for confraternities, places of worship and aristocratic clients.
The Scorn of Ham is one of his less famous works. After remaining for many years in the storerooms of the Pinacoteca, today it has been restored by Carlotta Beccaria, thanks to the support of the Centro Studi Andrea Palladio of Vicenza for the exhibition “Andrea Palladio e la villa veneta” in 2005.
The subject comes from the Book of Genesis and takes place after the Great Flood.