Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione was an Italian draughtsman and pioneering experimenter in printmaking who committed his compositions to paper with breathtaking nonchalance. This innovative master, whose graphic works bear the influence of Rembrandt, invented the monotype technique in the 17th century. His painterly brush drawings in oils were an important source of inspiration for artists who came after him. The exhibition includes rarely seen works from numerous European collections.
Want to learn more about the artist and his works? Our art educators will explain in detail the background to some selected works and explore with you their various layers of meaning.
Public guided tour
German: Friday 14.1. at 3 p.m. / Saturday, 22.1. at 11 a.m. / Thursday, 24.2. at 6 p.m.. Italian: Saturday, 12.2. at 11 a.m.. Registration via Agenda!
Private guided tour
We will be happy to organize a tour tailored to the needs of your group.
- Max. 20 people
- German, English, French, Italian
- CHF 190.– (German) / CHF 220.– (other languages) + Admission Ticket (group tarif)
- Duration: 1 hour