Monday, March 20, 2017


Fourth Corridor
“Bust of Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj” masterpiece by Alessandro Algardi (1598/1654)
“Unlike Bernini who chooses a transitory moment, Algardi represent his model with the mouth closed, in a state of permanence and peaceful existence. Even the most meticulous attention to detail, down to the wrinkles and warts, and how skilled to treat the skin, hair and fur, you do not need to give these portraits the dynamic vitality of those by Bernini. Compared to Bernini, who never loses sight of the whole in which each part is subject, the busts of 'Algardi seem aggregates of an infinite number of accurate observations made before the model “(Rudolf Wittkower)
“Susanna and the Elders” recently attributed to Annibale Carracci (1560/1609) after it has been believed for a long time by Domenichino
“Landscape with Ford” about 1605 by Domenico Zampieri aka Domenichino (1581/1641)
“In the landscaping genre Domenichino, free from selective rigors, approached the truth of nature. Even if similar to Annibale Carracci's style, this ideal landscape presents vivid realistic notations” (Carlo Bertelli, Giuliano Briganti, Antonio Giuliano)
“St. Joseph” by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri aka Guercino (1591/1666)
“Angel with tambourine” by Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) (about 1490/1576)
“Sorrowful Madonna” by Francesco Trevisani (1656/1746)
“Lady Penitent” by Luca Cambiaso (1527/85)
“Agony in the Garden” by Marcello Venusti (about 1512/79)
“Madonna and Child with Sts. Catherine and Bernard” by Ludovico Carracci (1555/1619)
“Nativity” and “Madonna and Child” by Francesco Mazzola aka Parmigianino (1503/40)
“Penitent Magdalene”, “St. John the Baptist” and “Concerto” by Mattia Preti (1613/99)
“Four Allegories of the elements”: fire, air, earth and water by Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568/1625) (son of Pieter Brueghel the Elder) and Hendrick van Balen (1575/1632)
In addition “Madonna and Child with animals”, “Paradise on Earth with original sin”, “Landscape with the creation of man”, “Landscape with Temptation of St. Anthony”, “Landscape with a vision of St. John on Patmos” and “Landscape with foundry” also by Jan Brueghel the Elder
“St. Paul” by Giacinto Brandi (1621/91)
“St. Peter Penitent” and “Liberation of St. Peter” by Sisto Badalocchio (1585/1645)
“Battle scene” and “After the Battle” by Jacques Courtois aka Borgognone (1628/79)
“Sacrifice of Isaac” by Jan Lievens (1607/74)
“Christ and the Doctors” by Ludovico Mazzoli aka Ludovico Mazzolino (about 1479/about 1529)
“Erminia among the shepherds” by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (1610/62)
“Rest on the Flight into Egypt” by Simone Cantarini (1612/48)
“Bust of Pope Innocent X” about 1650 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598/1680). The crack led Bernini to replicate it with the one now in the Cabinet of Velásquez
Poussin Hall
Twenty-four “Landscapes” including “Landscape with Lucan Bridge” by Gaspard Dughet (1615/75) also known as Poussin for being part of the family of his master Nicolas Poussin (1594/1665): he was his brother-in-law (brother of Poussin's wife) and his adopted son
Seven were carried out in collaboration with the painter of figurines Guillaume Courtois aka Borgognone (1628/79) brother of Jacques Courtois he said Borgognone
“Dughet was the first to apply the technique of fresco to the landscape genre and could use large spaces, in churches or palaces, to carry out his views. Assimilating the new Baroque spirit, he emphasized the decorative aspects of the representation which gave spectacular effects of infinite space; despite having a classical figurative culture, Dughet mediated the rational spirit with the search for expressive and picturesque accents” (Carlo Bertelli, Giuliano Briganti, Antonio Giuliano)
Other landscapes by Flemish artists such as Herman Van Swanevelt, Jan Baptist Weenix and Jan de Momper (1614/84)

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