Saturday, May 14, 2016



There are more than 1,000 paintings, about 300 sculptures, about 1500 drawings and a collection of prints and medals, some shown to the public, most in storage
Room of Academic Education
Selection of the numerous works of art by famous and not so famous artists who were annually presented and awarded at the closing ceremony of the public academic competitions at the Capitoline Hill in the eighteenth and nineteenth century
Collection of Plaster Casts
Opened in 2008
Five casts including bas-relief “Socrates defends Alcibiades at the Battle of Potidea” and “Portrait of Clement XIII Rezzonico (1758/69)” 1784/86 by Antonio Canova (1757/1822)
Seven casts including “Ganymede and the Eagle” 1817 by Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770/1844)
Two casts by Pietro Tenerani (1789/1869)
Also works by the Dutchman Mathieu Kessels (1784/1836), the Welsh pupil of Canova John Gibson (1790/1866), the German Emil Wolff (1802/79), Attilio Selva (1888/1970), Bernardo Tacca (1780/1826) and Giulio Tadolini (1849/1918)
Cabinet of Drawings
Three sets of tables on the study of perspective, anatomy, and the system of architectural orders, all dating back to the second half of the seventeenth century
Group of architectural drawings, spectacular in terms of design but also for the techniques of graphic representation, which documents the practice of donating samples to the institution, by statute, by the newly elected academic
Confidential Cabinet
Paintings from the Pinacoteca Capitolina (Capitoline Art Gallery) whose subjects in 1823 were judged 'not decent for being seen publicly' and then removed from the rooms, with the exception of the great Bacchus and Ariadne by Guido Reni, who was exhibited until 1841 and it is now located along the main staircase
These “scandalous” paintings were placed temporarily in a 'confidential cabinet' before being donated, between 1836 and 1845, to the Accademia di S. Luca for educational purposes
Collection of Works by Contemporary Academic Masters
The collections include the works of young artists deemed worthy of the prize competitions organized over the centuries by the Accademia di S. Luca
Mascarino Fund
253 architectural drawings, 150 of which related to Roman buildings, from the workshop of Ottaviano Nonni aka Ottaviano Mascherino (1524/1606), Prince of the Academy in 1604
Historical Archive and Sarti Library
Over 42,000 books donated to the City of Rome in 1877 by the favorite architect of the Torlonia family Antonio Sarti (1797/1880), important for the documentation of architecture and art history

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