An unsurpassed work of great critical depth illustrating the historical and artistic developments in the time of Federico Borromeo.
[The 1600s in Lombardy] This work, divided into three volumes, offers a glowing yet tragic portrait of the age of Federico Borromeo. In an era of great social, economic and cultural upheaval that seems to usher in a tragic decadence for Milan and its territories, a period of exceptional figurative vigor emerges, forcefully influenced by the personality of the famous cardinal.
For the exhibition held some years ago at Palazzo Reale on the Lombard Seicento, a catalogue was published in three volumes, containing documentation on the works in the show, as well as detailed studies of context and interpretation. Electa presents a reprint of the original edition, for its great documentary value as a reference point for scholars interested in this period.