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About us

1955
The publishing
The Ponte Rosso was founded by Orlando Consonni in 1955 and started its activities as a publishing house to promote the knowledge of contemporary Italian painting particularly of realistic nature.
1973
The art gallery 
In 1973 Nanda and Orlando Consonni opened the Art Gallery in Via Brera 2,Milan, and began to show works by local artists.
In the same year a big exhibition of these artists was organized by the Consonnis at Villa Contarini,Piazzola sul Brenta.
 

This exhibition had the purpose of presenting the goals of the gallery which were highlighting the personalities and values, the ways that marked the development of visual art in the first seventy years of the twentieth century specifically in Lombardy and in the area around Venice. More than fifty painters and sculptors who attracted a large number of visitors and have since then done so to the present time through their talent and their artistry.

 
They represented four generations of artists and their works are classified as belonging to the following artistic movements: Scuola di Burano (School of Burano); Novecento ( Twentieth Century );Chiarismo Lombardo ( Lombard Plein Air ); Post Impressionismo ; Realismo ; Naturalismo Padano ( Naturalism of the area around Lombardy and Venice ).
Documentation
From 1973 to today exhibition activities of the Ponte Rosso Art Gallery have been confirmed by 250 catalogs of personal and group exhibitions and almost one hundred monographs. Since 1992 the publishing efforts of the Gallery in addition to catalogs have consisted of a periodical entitled "ARTE FIGURALE".
5000 copies of each issue were edited and printed by Alessandro Consonni. Publication has been suspended at this time.
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Artists
Among the artists presented in personal and group exhibitions are: Aldo Carpi, Donato Frisia, Pio Semeghini, Cesare Monti, Mario Vellani Marchi, Giuseppe Novello, Carlo Dalla Zorza, Alberto Salietti, Contardo Barbieri, Bernardino Palazzi, Enzo Morelli, Adriano di Spilimbergo, Umberto Lilloni, Francesco De Rocchi, Cristoforo De Amicis, Ugo Vittore Bartolini, Alfredo Beltrame, Silvio Consadori, Attilio Rossi, Guido Tallone, Ezio Pastorio, Piero Giunni, Dino Lanaro, Ettore Calvelli, Trento Longaretti, Luigi Brambati, Leonardo Spreafico, Attilio Melo, Bruno Saetti, Eros Pellini, Raffaele De Grada, Giuseppe Motti, Felicita Frai, Giovanni Conservo, Chiara Luraghi, Vito Melotto, Giovanni Blandino, Umberto Faini, Giuseppe Senigaglia, Letizia Fornasieri, Vittorio Emanuele, Paolo Paradiso..
Collective exhibitions
Among the most significant collective exhibitions:  
Bagutta-Burano 1926-1976. 50 Years of Painting ( Villa Contarini 1976 ). Lombard Art at Villa Simes (1977). Burano, the Island of Painters (1978). 25 Painters from the Biennials of Venice 1912 - 1958 (1988). Five Painters from the School of Alciati at Brera (1990). 33 Painters of the Bergamo Prize (1993). Painting is Served (1996). Masters of Brera, 1950-1970 (1998). Art and Religiosity in the Jubilee Year (2000). Painted Space (2001). The Italian Landscape (2002). Spilimbergo and Plein Air ( 2002 ). Semeghini and His Friends from Bagutta (2002). Artists at the San Babila Cafe ( 2003) Windows on the 20th Century (2004). Self Portraits (2005) . Celebrating the Annunciation ( 2005). Going from One Exhibition to Others ( 2005 ) . Colour, Light , White (2006) . Palazzi and the World of Bagutta ( 2006) . Lost Gardens ( 2007 ) . Winter White ( 2008 ). Novello and the Cenacle of Bagutta ( 2008 ) Meeting in Paris ( 2009 ) . Masters of Brera : Consadori,Lanaro,Pellini ( 2009 ) . A Return to the Sea ( 2009) . Paintings of Ladies ( 2010) . Masters of Brera : Carpi,De Rocchi,Moro ( 2010 ).
 CDZ prize
In 1995 Ponte Rosso Art Gallery started offering a biennial prize to young Italian painters in memory of Carlo Della Zorza. The CDZ Prize.
Art critics

Among the critics who have favoured the gallery and written articles for the many catalogues are: Alfio Coccia, Mario Ghilardi , Mario Monteverdi, Raffaele De Grada, Rossana Bossaglia, Alberico Sala, Dino Formaggio, Luciano Caramel, Guido Perocco, Paolo Rizzi, Franco Passoni, Luigi Santucci, Giannetto Valzelli, Gianfranco Bruno, Mauro Corradini, Liana Bortolon, Marcello Colusso, Renato Olivieri, Stefano Crespi, Marina De Stasio, Elena Pontiggia, Carlo Adelio Galimberti, Flaminio Gualdoni, Mario Pancera, Stefano Fugazza

 

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