Every year the works of Bagutti are exhibited. They will be visible in the Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian from 27 March to 8 April 2024, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Extraordinary opening on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday from 09:00 to 23:00.
Giovanni Battista Bagutti was born in Rovio (on the way from Lake Lugano to Val d'Intelvi and Lake Como) on 6 April 1742, into a family of which little is known, but in a small village which, like many in the region on both sides of the border, had a discrete tradition of craftsmen and artists.
In the course of his life, he was responsible for the creation of many transparencies, which are still on display in Mendrisio. In his work, he skilfully reconciled the 18th century tradition with a certain classicist rigour that was decidedly more up-to-date.