Map of Hambergen for The dramatic use of perspective with the tombs disappearing into the background coupled with the mystical use of light and shadow create a truly operatic ensemble. Room XXIV Works by Lombard masters showing the transition from medieval to Renaissance art take you through to a number of rooms featuring artists from Le Marche and Emilia Romagna. You might want to skip through these, saving yourself for Room XXIV, the pride of the Brera collection, containing three paintings ranked among the highest expression of Renaissance culture in art. Piero della Francesca’s haunting Madonna and Child with Angels, SS and Federigo da Montefeltro is the most arresting, with its stylized composition and geometric harmony. Kneeling on the right is the commissioner of the painting, the powerful Duke of Urbino in a full suit of armour reflecting the light from an open window just out of the picture. The painting is full of symbolism, such as the ostrich egg suspended above the Virgin, an image of fertility and also the Montefeltro family emblem. On the wall opposite, Christ at the Column is the only known painting by the architect Bramante, painted for the Chiaravalle monastery to the south of the city. The resemblance between the architectural detail of the painting and the very similar motifs used by the architect in Santa Maria presso San Satiro (see p.62) is striking. Map of Hambergen 2016.
Map of Hambergen Photo Gallery