Thursday, December 14, 2017

VARESE PALACE

PALAZZO VARESE
Built in 1495
Rebuilt incorporating earlier buildings in the years 1617/18 by Carlo Maderno (1556/1629) for Monsignor Diomede Varese
At the end of the seventeenth century it was acquired by the Atti family, and, when their line ended in 1770, it was occupied by the Congregation of Propaganda Fide
In the last century it was bought by the Mancini Jacobini family
“Maderno is remembered chiefly for two Roman works: the fa├žade of S. Susanna and the completion of St. Peter's in the Vatican, but the catalog of his work is large and complex, and includes not only religious buildings. He was indeed one of the protagonists the process of renewal of residential and civil architecture of the early seventeenth century, as evidenced by his work in several Roman palaces. (...) Many attributive issues are still open: the fundamental point of reference is the 1971 monograph of Hibbard, the conclusions of which were, in some cases, updated and corrected by more recent studies (...). Hibbard had spread to the most the catalog of his works, intentionally confirming the attribution of numerous buildings, religious and civil, in which the actual contribution - if any - of Maderno was made​more complex by the intervention of several artists“ (Maria Cristina Loi - Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani Treccani)

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