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The Fondo Peterzano collection in Milan’s Sforza Castle: the digital imaging of 162 highly-valuable drawings is now complete

Haltadefinizione cooperates with the Milan City Council to create added value and promote the corpus of drawings

Haltadefinizione was chosen for the ultra-high definition (over 2000dpi) scanning of a selection of drawings belonging to the Fondo Peterzano collection - one of the most complex and significant collections of drawings among those kept in the Castle’s Gabinetto dei Disegni archives. The drawings are linked to the workshop of Simone Peterzano, an artist with Venetian roots to whom young Caravaggio was apprenticed from 1584 to 1588.


The ultra-high definition images will provide an important tool for scholars and art historians and were previewed on the occasion of the exhibition "Simone Peterzano e i disegni del Castello Sforzesco" (Simone Peterzano and the Sforza Castle’s Drawings - 15 December 2012 - 17 March 2013). The exhibition itinerary features a dedicated multimedia station allowing the public to view the images acquired and explore each and every detail and line of the drawings on display.