borghese gallery venue

Structure Housed in the homonymous villa and surrounded by public park most loved by the Romans, the Borghese Gallery houses the collection of works of art of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a collector of masterpieces and friend-patron of some of the most famous artists of the 1600s. The Cardinal built the villa specially for keeping its precious wonders, once transformed into a museum has still retained its style and his taste. The museum in fact does not reflect educational criteria, but rather reflects the intent of the original owner and his family. The museum is divided on the two floors of the villa and in the rooms you can admire an incredible collection of Bernini sculptures and as many paintings by Caravaggio. It is the most extensive and important collection of works by the two artists. Masterpieces present in the museum Gian Lorenzo Bernini David: represented in the instant before hitting the giant Goliath with a stone in his hand, the David of Bernini affects particularly the perception that the viewer has the action unfolding. Your torso and concentrated gaze of the hero are the details that make "real" sculpture. Apollo and Daphne: the sculpture refers to the fable of Ovid that Apollo, of revenge of Eros, falls in love with the nymph Daphne. The latter to escape to God for help to his father, the god Peneus, which turns her into a laurel tree. Bernini is the just the moment when Daphne accomplishes its metamorphosis: Apollo has been reached, but the feet and the tip of the nymph's hair is already processed. Caravaggio Young man with a Basket of Fruit: stunning proof of representation from life, a first taste of the ability to depict the nature of the artist at the time of realization of the work has not yet come to fruition. The fruit in the basket shows imperfections even in nature and classic autumn frost also holds vine leaves that adorn the basket. Our Lady of the Grooms: The painting was commissioned by the Brotherhood of the Grooms to decorate your altar dedicated to St. Anne, but soon fell into the hands of Cardinal Borghese. Caravaggio painted the Virgin Mary, intent on crushing the serpent of sin for the salvation of humanity, aided in this by his son resting his foot over hers. In detached position also appears Sant'Anna, the personification of grace. Titian Sacred and Profane: the work was done on the occasion of the marriage of two Venetian nobles, Nicolò Aurelio and Laura Bagarotto. Scholars identify the painting numerous levels of interpretation, but in principle we tend to identify the right woman as the Celestial Venus, symbol of universal and spiritual beauty, and the woman left as the Venus Vulgar, symbol of the generative force of nature. Canova Paolina Borghese as Venus Victrix: commissioned by her husband Camillo Borghese in 1804, the work portrays Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix, recognizable by apple attributed to the goddess in recognition of his supremacy against other female deities. Canova, appreciated sculptor of Bonaparte, wanted to enhance the social status and the famous beauty of the Pauline with this portrait of ancient inspiration.

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