The proceedings of a one-day conference held at Brera, summing up years of restoration, cataloguing and research on wooden artifacts.
[Wood sculptors and carvers in Lombardy during the Renaissance] The proceedings of a one-day conference held in May 2000 at Brera (Milan), focusing on wood sculpture in Lombardy, summing up years of work of restoration, cataloguing and research. Few artifacts seem to have been subjected to the same improper restoration work that has been the sad fate of those in wood, from sculptures to altarpieces, architectural models to ceilings and choir lofts.
Reflecting the wider geographical range of regional artistic culture in the past, areas bordering today’s Lombardy were also included in the study. Particular attention was paid to the sculptors Urbanino and Baldino da Surso, to less famous masters from nearby Liguria, to Pietro Bussolo, protagonist of the Lombard Renaissance, working in Bergamo and the Lake Garda area, and Pietro Belverte from Bergamo.
The fourteen contributions in the volume are all fully illustrated.