Paintings

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 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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COLONNA GALLERY

Colonna Gallery - Rome Italy

Canvases Statues Paintings Halls Furnishings The first documentary mention notes that the property hosted Cardinal Giovanni and Giacomo Colonna in the 1200s. It was also home to Cardinal Oddone Colona before he ascended to the papacy as Martin V (1415-1430). The main gallery (completed 1703) and the masterful Colonna art collection was acquired after 1650 […]

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MICHELANGELO

the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo - Sistine chapel

Born in Caprese near Florence on march 6, 1475 died in Rome on february 18, 1564, was painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer.His versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Leonardo da Vinci.[…]

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RAPHAEL

School of Athens by Raphael - Raphael's Rooms

Raffaello Sanzio (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520, better known simply as Raphael, was a painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

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BERNINI

The extasy of Saint Teresa by Bernini - Rome

Bernini was the a leading figure in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture. During his long career, Bernini received many important commissions,mostly from the Popes. At an early age, he came to the attention of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, and in 1621, at the age of only twenty three, he was knighted by Pope Gregory XV. […]

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CARAVAGGIO

The Fortune Teller by Caravaggio - Rome

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (29 September 1571–18 July 1610) was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta and Sicily between 1593 and 1610. His intensely emotional realism and dramatic use of lighting had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting, Caravaggio moved to Rome in his early 20s.[…]

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CORSINI PALACE

Corsini palace - Rome

Canvases Statues Paintings Galleries Furnishings The Palazzo Corsini is a prominent late-baroque palace in Rome, erected for the Corsini family between 1730-1740 as an elaboration of the prior building on the site, a villa of the Riario family, based on designs of Ferdinando Fuga.The majority of the major works in the collection were gathered by […]

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BRASCHI PALACE

Broken Bridge by Roesler Franz - Rome

Canvases Statues Paintings Galleries Watercolours Palazzo Braschi is a large Neoclassical palace built by the papal nephew duca Luigi Braschi Onesti, to designs by Cosimo Morelli. Houses the civic museum of Rome Museo di Roma. The collection shows paintings of Andrea Sacchi, Pierre Subleyras, Pier Leone Ghezzi, Marco Benefial, Pompeo Batoni; statues of Francesco Mochi, […]

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THE VATICAN CITY STATE >> the Majesty of the Popes

the Vatican City State - Rome

Artworks Chapels Frescoes Paintings Galleries Churches Statues Mosaics On this tour we will visit one of the world’s smallest states and the seat of the Catholic Church. You’ll become acquainted with how the power and influence of the Church translated into the patronage of the world’s most influential artists and architects. Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael and […]

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