Rijksmuseum Twenthe borrowed the In the heart of the Renaissance exhibitionfrom the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo in Brescia. A total of 45 masterpieces of 16th-century Italian painting can be admired. “It’s an exceptional event. A real must-see for lovers of Italian and Renaissance art,” says the museum’s communication
and marketing manager Karin Jongenelen. Alongside works by famous artists from Rome and Venice, there will be a wide range of less well-known pieces by masters from northern Italy. “Those painters had a different style from the rest of Italy,” Jongenelen explains. “They painted in a more naturalistic way. The people in the portraits looked like they were in reality.