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  • Modern art museum in Rome private tour with local guide

MACRO, literally “Italian Sculptures; was born to promote those skills and knowledge that, treasuring tradition and past techniques, remain the excellence of our country. Updated in the concept of “beauty”, sculpture is perhaps the most complete art, in which matter and shape come together in a continuous challenge to renewal, without ever leaving a constant acquisition of consolidated parameters relating to balance and know-how. The works of our selected artists represent a significant example of contemporary Italian sculptural production in the fields of ceramics, bronze, alabaster, wood, marble, iron and “new” materials.

iSculpture is a young and dynamic gallery, directed towards the realization of a high level and eclectic program of events and openings.

The Gallery also owns useful and necessary skills to act as a true consultant in the provision of special services to a selected and demanding clientele.

To purchase a work of art it is necessary that it touches your heart, but also defining the space to host it has a great importance. iSculpture has over 3 years of expe-rience and boasts collaborations with Architects from all over the world. We can submit both to interior designers and decorators as well as to final clients, art proposals that will make your home or your garden a great little museum.

  • Mastroianni contemporary art museum – Rome private tour – Museo civico Umberto Mastroianni in Rome excursion tour with private guide
  • SANTA CECILIA NATIONAL MUSIC ACADEMY – Rome private tour INSTRUMENTAL MUSEUM OF SANTA CECILIA Auditorium-Parco della Musica – excursion tour with private guide musician – composer

The museum is housed in the Auditorium-Park of Music. The collection comprises 255 pieces which offer a wide survey of musical European and non-European instruments, for the educated music and the folk one. Among the most remarkable pieces there is the Stradivari Violin of the Medicean quartet.

  • MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NATIONAL MUSEUM – Rome private tour

Museo nazionale degli strumenti musicali a Roma – excursion tour with private guide musician

The collection of musical instruments covers a very wide period (from the archaeological instruments to the 19th c.), and gathers both the European production — the best nudeus in the collection — and that coming from the other continents. In 1949 the tenor Evan Gorga, a keen collector, gave over 3000 musical instruments to the State. The archaeological section belongs to the Kirche Collection. At the entrance there is the musical instrument invented and painted by Giacomo Balla in Futurist style. On the first floor the collections are arranged chronologically and by typology. The first rooms, on the left, contain archaeological instruments flanked by sculptural fragment: with musical theme (the myth of Pan and Marsyas).

  • CAPITOLINE COLLECTIONS IN THE MONTEMARTINI POWER STATION

Montemartini museum Excursion tour with private guide in Rome

The ancient arc sculptures contained in the former Montemartini thermoelectric power station — built in the first half of the last century — come from the Capitoline Museums collections. They were temporarily placed in the industrial archaeology building, nearby St Paul Gate and Cestia Pyramid, following the restoration works of the Capitoline complex, but now are here permanently. This new salt of the power station as a dAcsical art museum is part of the restoration plans of the industrial area at Ostiense, destined to become in the following years a new cultural place in the South of Rome, with a university and a “City of Science and Technique”. The unused spaces of the thermoelectric power station contain about 400 sculptures which trace the history of the Roman art from Servius Tullius’ period to the late-ancient era, and some rare and magnificent examples of Greek sculpture. The arrangement of the ancient sculptures within the Art Nouveau spaces of the building creates a very good sensation, and the contrast between so different archaeological materials makes the arrangement very interesting.

  • The Capitoline Museums – Rome private tour

Musei Capitolini – excursion tour with private guide

The Capitoline Museums rise on the homonymous Republican Rome hill, once occupied by the most important temple in the city, the Temple of Jupiter Capitoline (6th c. B.C.), the ruins of which lie under the Conservators Palace. During the early Middle Ages, but still today, the Town Council took place there (13th c.). It considered the hill the place of the civic power: here executions took place, flocks pastured (hence the name of Monte Caprino) and Petrarca set here his symbolic coronation as a poet in 1341, marking the beginning of the renovatio urbis which would continue during the next two centuries and would turn the Hill into today’s monumental complex. In 1471 Sixtus IV gave the Roman people some ancient bronzes which originated the Roman archaeological collections that can boast many masterpieces. The bronze statues, which can be seen in the Conservators Palace, were placed in the zone closed by the Senatorial Palace, that was erected on the State Archives of the ancient city, the Tzbularium (1″ c. B.C.). Here is a splendid view of the Forum.

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  • Carlo Bilotti – Rome private tour

Contemporary art museum – visit with private guide

The Orangerie of the Villa houses the collection of art that Carlo Bilotti, an industrialist in the field of cosmetics and an an lover, donated to the city of Rome. The collection includes 20 works of which 18 are by De Chirico, including some his masterpieces from the 1920’s. The collection also includes one of the only two works by Andy Warhol in Roman museums. The bequest and the arrangement of the exhibition created the occasion to make use of the beautiful exhibition space, which took on its present form during the last quarter of the eighteenth century, and to restore the Ninfeo where, in addition to the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions of contemporary art are also held. It is worthwhile to check the website to be sure not to miss occasions to see the work of contemporary artists, such as Damien Hirst and Jenny Saville, in Rome.

  • Palazzo Barberini – Rome private tour

ANCIENT ART NATIONAL GALLERY IN BARBERINI PALACE ROME – visit with private guide

Founded in 1895, the National Gallery was housed for a long time in Corsini Palace; since the ’50s it has been set in Corsini Palace and Barberini Palace. The latter was built in 1625 for Francesco Barberini, nephew of Pope Urban VIII, by three of the greatest architects of the Roman 17th c.: Carlo Maderno’s design (quadrangular plan of the building and opening towards the surrounding green by means of side wings) was inserted into the pre-existent villa with garden. Gian Lorenzo Bernini succeeded Maderno (central hall, loggia and three architectural orders of the facade, entrance staircase to the first floor) counting on the collaboration of Francesco Borromini (windows of the piano nobile, decorative elements, spiral staircase on the right of the facade). Inside the Palace Andrea Sacchi painted The Divine Wisdom (1629-33) and Pietro da Cortona, between 1633 and 1639, frescoed the central hall with the Triumph of

the Divine Providence, an allegorical theme to celebrate the family of the Pope, whose emblem with the three bees is in the middle of the composition: this fresco is the masterpiece of the Baroque illusionistic decoration.

  • Palazzo Corsini – Rome private tour

Galleria nazionale d’arte antica – visit with private guide

Formerly Riario Palace (1511-18) and then Palace of Christina of Swe-den (1659-89), Corsini Palace now hosts the Corsini Gallery and Library as well as the Lincean Academy (The National Academy of Science). The picture gallery remains in its historical location with-in the Palace of Via della Lungara which faces the Villa Farnesina. This palace was acquired in 1736 upon the arrival of the Florentine family to Rome soon after the election of Pope Clement XII (1730-40). The main collection is on the first floor of the majestic palace that archi-tect Ferdinando Fuga designed for Car-dinal Neri and his brother, Bartolomeo Corsini. It was based on the French mod-el of the Palace of Versailles with anoth-er wing (1736-1753) which doubled the facade to the right of the entrance and a central double-banistered staircase leading into a connected garden.

  • Palazzo Doria Panphilij – Rome private tour

Galleria Doria Panphilij – visit with private guide

The Doria Pamphilj palace houses an extraordinary private gallery of paintings, collected between the 16th and 17th centuries. The kernel of the collection was formed after th( marriage of Camillo Pamphilj senior, nephew of pope Innocent X, with Olimpia Aldobrandini in 1647. The bride had, in 1638, inherited the palace on the Corso and the art collection from her uncle 1ppolito. As early as 1603 the collection already included prestigious paintings by Raphael (Double portrait of Andrea Navagero and Agostino Beazzano), and works from the schools of Ferrara and Veneto. Between 1603 and 1604 cardinal Aldobrandini had also had the upper parts of the palace chapel adorned with six arched canvases on which Annibale Carracci and his apprentices had painted landscapes with scenes from the life of Christ, later moved to the gallery.

  • Palazzo Spada – Rome private tour

Galleria Spada – Spada Gallery – visit with private guide

The palace was built and decorated with splendid paintings and stuccoes halfway through the 16tth century by Cardinal Girolamo Capodiferro. Purchased in 1632 by Cardinal Bernadino Spada, the building was immediately transformed to house the residence of the important prelate. New decorations were done, even in view of the setting up of the Picture gallery, where it is still possible to admire the rich furnishings, the sculptures and two world maps, emphasising the many inter-est of the householder. Since 1926, the building has been the seat of the Council of State, but it is still possible to visit, in four rooms, the gallery of the cul-tured prelate, with paintihgs by famous artists, including Titian and Guido Reni.

  • Palazzo Colonna – Rome private tour

Galleria Colonna – Colonna Gallery – visit with private guide

The Colonna Gallery is an enchanting place: the art collection — paintings, sculptures, frescoes — perfectly fit in with the architectural structure of the Colonna family’s Palace which contains the imposing 17th c. Gallery. It is the best example in the city of art works arrangement within spaces purposely planned to house public expositions of family collections, in order to sing the family’s praises and riches. Time here seems to have stopped to the day of the Gallery inauguration in 1703, even if a cannonball on the staircase of the Palace, crashed here because of a target mistake on the day after the proclamation of the Roman Republic (1849), is the evidence of the passing of time. Take the list of the paintings at the entrance: remember that the works’ numbering follows the alphabetical order of the. artists (Albani is the number 1 while Veronese is the number 197) and not that of the works’ arrangement. The gallery and the collection were begun by Cardinal Girolamo Colonna around the middle of the 17th c. in the pre-existent family Palace, which overlooks Sts Apostles Square and continues in the garden ascending to Quirinale Square The splendid gallery (39×10.5×13 m) is supplemented by two cabinets on the short sides and has three wide windows; the interior continues in the back garden and in the walking leading to the 18th c. Kaffeehaus. Here there is a remarkable collection of 15th, 16th and 17th c. paintings, arranged in several rows along the walls, and there are also ancient sculptures alternated to mirrors and desks on which are Renaissance bronzes, according to the 17th c.

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