The exhibition Bernardino Luini e i Suoi Figli (Bernardino Luini and His Sons) at the Palazzo Reale in Milan pays homage to Bernardino Luini (1482-1532), an important artist in the history of Milanese and Italian Renaissance art.
The exhibition follows the path of Luini’s life and work, from his first trials as a young boy, to the paintings made as a full-grown artist. Attention is paid to both the contemporaries of Luini – artists like Bramantino, Lorenzo Lotto, Andrea Solario, Giovanni Francesco Caroto and Cesare da Sesto – and to the artistic careers of his sons, in particular to that of his youngest son Aurelio. As a result, the exhibition covers an entire century of Lombard art through paintings, drawings, frescoes, tapestries, manuscripts and sculptures in wood and marble.
A selection of two hundred works are on display, mostly coming from Milanese collections (the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Museo Poldi Pezzoli and the Castello Sforzesco), but complemented with international loans from for example the Louvre in Paris, the Albertina in Vienna, the Szépművészeti Múzeum in Budapest and from museums in Houston and Washington.