The Palazzo Brera owes its name to the Germanic braida, indicating a grassy opening in the city structure: compare the Bra of Verona. The convent on the site passed to the Jesuits (1572), then underwent a radical rebuilding by Francesco Maria Richini (1627–28). When the Jesuits were disbanded in 1773, the palazzo remained the seat of the astronomical Observatory and the Braidense National Library founded by the Jesuits. In 1774 were added the herbarium of the new botanical garden. The buildings were extended to designs by Giuseppe Piermarini, who was appointed professor in the Academy when it was formally founded in 1776, with Giuseppe Parini as dean. Piermarini taught at the Academy for 20 years, while he was controller of the city's urbanistic projects, like the public gardens (1787–1788) and piazza Fontana, (1780—1782).
Today the Palace houses the Pinacoteca di Brera ("Brera Art Gallery"), which is the main public gallery for paintings in Milan, Italy. It contains one of the foremost collections of Italian paintings, an outgrowth of the cultural program of the Brera Academy, which shares the site with it.
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carlo62 (54870) 2014-06-03 0:06
Brera e Milano, i loro nomi sono legati nella mente degli italiani.
Ottimo scatto, una bella presentazione, molto naturale, con la presenza di auto e pedoni, la facciata è rallegrata dai colori delle bandiere ed è in bella mostra il cartellone su Bellini.
dkmurphys (64503) 2014-06-03 0:38
Very fine capture with the atmosphere in front of that palace. I like the architecture.
Enjoy a fine day.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-06-03 2:50
A good capture and presentation of this historic architecture. It is amazing how these old buildings stand up well against the passing of time. Good clarity and interesting modern detail included.
Tigerlily (3379) 2014-06-03 2:59
Beautifully taken image, nice light control.
Have a nice day!:-)
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-03 4:35
Italy has so many beautiful buildings all steeped in historical fascination and this one looks magnificent. A perfect setting too for a gallery. Like the diagonal perspective and exquisite detailing here.
Fis2 (106256) 2014-06-03 6:28
Curious viw from street and interesting building.
Good frame and perspective.
Sergiom (88183) 2014-06-03 6:47
Ils savaient comment construire des palais ces Italiens. J'en ai visité quelques uns à Rome et ils étaient fantastiques. J'aime bien l'angle en diagonale utilisé.
Sonata11 (34007) 2014-06-03 7:20
wonderful composition of architecture and great perspective. Colors, sharpness, clarity of details are fantastic. I love it. Best regards, Barbara
Nicou (150928) 2014-06-03 7:41
quelle compo et vue superbe image et captage cette perspective avec en fond le vendeur de tableau la belle entrée et cette affiche sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-06-03 8:35
The collections of art in Italy is awe inspiring Stephen and here we see another large gallery which no doubt holds a treasure trove of delights. I like the inclusion of the more modest collection displayed next to the wall of this imposing building! More my price range.
Noel_Byrne (33588) 2014-06-03 11:06
An impressive building, and now being put to public use as a gallery, which is always heartening to see! I imagine this is a very impressive structure in the city, it certainly carries itself like a very opulent palace. A nice view on it too to take in so much of its lengthy façade
Silvio1953 (152823) 2014-06-03 12:58
Ciao Stephen, great view of beautiful palace, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (71051) 2014-06-03 15:11
La ligne diagonale du trottoir donne de la profondeur à la scène. La présence des gens a un effet d'échelle de grandeur. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de l'immeuble. La lumière a un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-06-05 23:14
Superb shot of the Palazzo Brera with artistic flavors all around.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (106427)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Cannon Powershot SX280 HS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-02 23:49