Two portraits of Lorenzo Lotto will exhibit at the Pushkin

Two portraits of Lorenzo Lotto will exhibit at the PushkinIn the Pushkin state Museum October 1 exhibited two portraits of the Italian Renaissance painter Lorenzo Lotto - Febo da Brescia" and "Laura da Pola". Picture Lotto brought from the collection of the Milan Pinakothek Brera.As reported RIA Novosti on Tuesday, September 27, the two paintings presented at the Italian Embassy in Moscow.Picture Lotto, ordered simultaneously in 1543 and is written for two years, always exhibited together. According to the Ambassador of Italy in Russia, Zanardi Landi, the choice of these paintings was not accidental. "This is a very interesting love story of the couple, and here we brought the painting to once again sing the praises of love," the Ambassador said.The portraits were ordered personally by the Phoebus Bettinelli from Brescia (a city in Northern Italy). He died in 1547; his wife Laura was left with three children.According to the Agency, in Russia are a number of works by Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556) - five at the Hermitage, and one painting in the Pushkin Museum. In the Pushkin Museum portraits brought within the framework of the cross Year of Russia and Italy. Earlier in Russia exhibited "the lady with the unicorn" by Raphael and "Medusa's Head" by Bernini.In the framework of Russian-Italian exchange at the Museum will also host a major exhibition of Caravaggio, which will open in late November. Source: Two portraits of Lorenzo Lotto will exhibit at the Pushkin.

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