Canvases

VATICAN MUSEUMS

The Last Judgment - Vatican Museums - Rome Vatican City State

Frescoes Mosaics Statues Canvases Tapestries Galleries Rooms Founded in the 16th century by Pope Julius II, after the acquisition of the statue of the Laocoon and enriched during the centuries by more acquisitions and structural enlargements, the Vatican Museums with over four million of visitors a year are, in fact, among the greatest museums in […]

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CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS

Constantine's head - Capitoline Museums - Rome Italy

Archaeology Statues Squares Canvases Paintings Mosaics On top of the famous Capitoline Hill are contained in three palazzi surrounding a central trapezoidal piazza in a plan conceived by Michelangelo in 1536. Palazzo Nuovo houses items from the Roman times among which are: the marble statue of the “Dying Gaul”, the statue of Capitoline Venus, from […]

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BORGHESE GALLERY

Bernini's Rape of Proserpina - Borghese Gallery - Rome Italy

Statues Paintings Canvases Gardens Mosaics Built to be the summer residence of the omonimous family in the seventeenth century, was transformed by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of the Pope Paul the fifth, into his own private art collection. Houses the Madonna of the Palafrenieri by Caravaggio, Apollo and Daphne by Bernini, the Entombment by Raphael, […]

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PAMPHILJI GALLERY

Velasquez  portrait of Innocent X - Pamphilji Gallery - Rome Italy

Canvases Statues Paintings Galleries Furnishings The Palazzo has grown over the centuries; it is likely the largest in Rome still in private ownership. The large collection of paintings, furniture and statuary has been assembled since the 16th century by the Doria, Pamphilj, Landi and Aldobrandini families.The collection holds a large number of seventeenth-century masterpieces works […]

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BARBERINI PALACE

Raphael's She-Baker - Barberini Palace - Rome Italy

Canvases Vaults Paintings Halls Staircases Purchased in 1625 by Maffeo Barberini, who had come to the papal throne as Urban VIII, the palace was built by Maderno and Borromini first and completed by Bernini. Inside the Salon ceiling is graced by Pietro da Cortona’s masterpiece, the Baroque fresco of the Allegory of Divine Providence by […]

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SANTA MARIA ABOVE MINERVA

Church of Santa Maria above Minerva - Rome Italy

Fresco-Paintings Statues Canvases Altars Church of the dominicans, is considered the only Gothic church in Rome.It houses the tombs of the St. Catherine of Siena and the Dominican painter Fra Angelico. The basilica gets its name because, like many early Christian basilicas, it was built directly over the foundations of a temple dedicated to the […]

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SANTA MARIA IN ARACOELI

Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli - Rome Italy

Chapels Canvases Statues Fresco-Paintings Built over an Augustan Ara primogeniti Dei, in the place where the Tiburtine Sibyl prophesied to Augustus the coming of the Christ, offers among its numerous treasures the Pinturicchio’s 15th-century frescoes depicting the life of Saint Bernardino of Siena in the Cappella Bufalini, the wooden ceiling, the inlaid cosmatesque floor, a […]

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CHURCH OF THE GESÙ

The Gesù church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Vaults Sculptures Is the mother church of the Jesuits and served as model for innumerable Jesuit churches all over the world, especially in the Americas.The construction began in 1568 to Vignola’s design and was built according to the new requirements formulated during the Council of Trent. There is no narthex in which […]

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SAN LUIGI DE’ FRANCESI

San Luigi de' Francesi Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Altars Vaults Sculptures Designed by Giacomo della Porta and built by Domenico Fontana between 1518 and 1589is the national French church of Rome and actually entitled to the Virgin Mary to St. Dionigi Areopagita and St. Louis IX, king of France.Domenichino painted here one of his masterworks, the frescoes portraying the Histories of […]

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SANTA MARIA IN TRASTEVERE

Santa Maria in Trastevere Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Vaults Sculptures Mosaics Basilica of Our Lady’s in Trastevere is a titular minor basilica, one of the oldest churches in Rome, perhaps the first in which mass was openly celebrated. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s AD.A Christian house-church was founded here about […]

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SAINT PETER IN CHAINS

Saint Peter in Chains Church - Rome Italy

Sculptures Canvases Fresco-Paintings Altars Vaults Relics Also known as the Basilica Eudoxiana, it was first built in 432-440 to house the relic of the chains that bound Saint Peter when he was imprisoned in Jerusalem.Michelangelo’s Moses (completed 1515), while originally intended as part of a massive 47-statue, free-standing funeral monument for Pope Julius II, became […]

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SAINT CECILIA

Saint Cecilia Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Altars Sculptures Mosaics Founded probably in the 3rd century, by Pope Urban I, and devoted to the Roman martyr Cecilia. Tradition holds that the church was built over the house of the saint. The baptistery of this church, together with the remains of a Roman Imperial house, was found during some excavations […]

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SANTA MARIA DEL POPOLO

Santa Maria del Popolo Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Vaults Chapels Mosaics Erected in the 12C by pope Pasquale II on the sepulcre of the Domities were Nero was buried, has been enriched of masterworks like Fontana’s Cybo chapel , Sansovino’s funerary altars, Caravaggio’s canvases, Pinturicchio’s paintings, Maratta and Dal Piombo frescoes. In an episode of Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons […]

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SPADA PALACE

Spada Palace - Rome Italy

Canvases Paintings Galleries Furnishings The Palazzo Spada is a palace in Rome that houses a grand art collection, the Galleria Spada. The collection was originally assembled by Cardinal Bernardino Spada in the 17th century and added to by his grand-nephew Cardinal Fabrizio Spada (1643-1717), and by Virginio Spada (1596-1662).Cardinal Spada’s collection includes four galleries of […]

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GALLERY OF MODERN ART

Gallery of Modern Art - Rome Italy

Canvases Sculptures Paintings Artworks With its neoclassical and Romantic paintings and sculptures, it marks a dramatic change from the glories of the Renaissance and ancient Rome. Its 75 rooms house the largest collection of works by 19th- and 20th-century Italian artists including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Giovanni Fattori, Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio Morandi, […]

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