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ANCIENT ART NATIONAL GALLERY IN BARBERINI PALACE

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Palazzo Barberini - Romeprivate tourFounded 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.

Barberini - Galleria Nazzionale d arte anticaThe 16th c. imposing structures and decoration are in contrast with the apartment dating from the half of the 18th c. on the second floor, reopened at last to the public (although you have to remind the guardians at the end of the visits); small spaces with low ceilings let imagine another kind of privacy and different social conventions. The apartment, decorated between 1750 and 1770, contains undamaged decorations and tapestry of the neo-classical age, like the typical alternation of wall mirrors and stucco pilasters and the oval portraits of the members of the Barberini family. Of remarkable interest are the paintings in the Battles Room by Domenico Corvi and Nicol) Ricciolini. The collection is not made up of a single legacy; but consists of several collections (Barberini, Torlonia, Sciarra, C -lig° with the addition of private donations. The coldness of the arrangement does not help the visitor: fortunately, the 15d1, 16th and 17th c. works here displayed are of a remarkably quality.

Palazzo Barberini Plan

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Before going up to the first floor, we suggest to go where there is the flight connecting the building and the gardens and the “ponce ruinante” designed by Bernini which suggests the opening towards the gardens. The sixteenth century works are arranged to the left of the entrance, organized by regional schools and chronology. Among the numerous portraits note Magdalene (1501) by Piero di Cosimo, Portrait of a Gentleman by Bartolomeo Veneziano, in which the background landscape can be seen thanks to the opening of a curtain, typical of the Venetian school. Erasmus portrayed in his studio by Quentin Metsys (1517), a typical Humanist in his office, Henty VIII (1540) by Holbein, the famous Fornarina (1518-19) by Raphael, whose signature is Ion his mistress’ bracelet, depicted as she lazily covers her nudity with a veil: it is one of the most famous paintings of the artist and she became the feminine nude model over the centuries (from Goya to Ingres).

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