Thursday, February 18, 2016


Room XXVI - Baroque in Rome from Bernini to Maratta

“Transfiguration” and “Crucifixion” by Giovanni Lanfranco (1582/1647)
“Loth and his daughters” by Giacinto Brandi (1621/91)
“The Guardian Angel” 1656 and “Portrait of a man” by Pietro Berrettini aka Pietro da Cortona (1597/1669)
“Portrait of Maria Maddalena Rospigliosi” and large painting with full figure “St. John Evangelist” by Carlo Maratta (1625/1713)
“David with the Head of Goliath” about 1625 and “Urban VIII Barberini (1623/44)” about 1632 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598/1680)
“Bernini's paintings have tones far removed from those of officialdom: the liveliness of the gaze of the pontiff and the familiar tone of the portrait reveal the intimate relationship of confidence between the two great personalities. The David, inspired by the great sculpture of the Galleria Borghese, is considered to be a youthful self-portrait of the artist” (Official website of the Barberini Gallery -
“Pietà” 1667, “Portrait of Pope Clement IX Rospigliosi (1667/69)” and “Portrait of Gian Lorenzo Bernini” about 1673 by G.B. Gaulli said Baciccio (1639/1709)
Room XXVII - Plurality of languages between 1600s and 1700s: Tuscan, Genoese and Venetian painters

“Allegory of Fortune” about 1665 by Bernardino Mei (1612/76) from Siena
“Allegory of Fortune” 1664 by Giacinto Gimignani (1606/81)
“It alludes to the unequal fortune enjoyed by the ignorant, represented by the girl embraced the donkey, which refers to the culture Hercules, the symbol of virtue, restrained Envy, his head crowned with serpents” (Official website of the Barberini Gallery -
“Charity of St. Lawrence” about 1617 by the Genoese Bernardo Strozzi (1581/1644)
“Portrait of Tommaso Raggi and his son Ferdinando” by the Flemish artist Jan Roos aka Giovanni Rosa (1591/1638)
He moved to Genoa when he was twenty-three and remained there for the rest of his short life
“Portrait of Monsignor Ottaviano Prati” about 1650 by G.B. Salvi aka Sassoferrato (1609/85) from the Marche region

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