BORGHESE GALLERY WORKS: THE MASTERPIECES YOU MUST SEE
Borghese Gallery works and marvels of one of the most fascinating museums in Italy. Surrounded by the largest park in Rome, it houses the works of the stunning art collection of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, favourite nephew of Pope Paul V, and patron of many artists from the 16th and 17th centuries.
In this post I’ll suggest which works you must see.
Let me know what you think of my selection and write in the comments other works of art in your opinion should be admired carefully at the Borghese Gallery. 🙂
Borghese Galley works: the masterpieces you must see
BORGHESE GALLERY WORKS TO SEE
Before visiting the Borghese Gallery you need to book your entrance ticket. In fact, a maximum of people are admitted at a time and it often happens that the tickets are all sold out.
Booking your ticket allows you to select the day and the time slot, depending on availability. To book your ticket click this link – Borghese Gallery Tickets
Here are the works you must see!
Apollo and Daphne
One of the most beautiful sculpture groups in Baroque art, it was Cardinal Scipione Borghese who commissioned Gian Lorenzo Bernini to make it.
The extraordinary ability of Bernini to carve marble, the attention to details and the complex composition made this work a real masterpiece.
Amor Sacro e Amor Profano (Sacred and Profane love)
This is probably the most mysterious painting made by Titian.
According to scholars the painting is an allegory of two kinds of love: vulgar love and celestial love.
A wonderful and mysterious painting to be admired for a long time!
This sculpture was commissioned in 1805 by Camilo Borghese, Pauline’s husband.
The woman was Napoleon Bonaparte’s beautiful and powerful sister, here portrayed as Venus.
The statue is one of the highest point of Canova’s art and 19th-century sculpture, but is also an engineering masterpiece: in fact, the couch is provided with a mechanism that allows the sculpture to be rotated and to be admired from all angles.
Basket of Fruit
This is one of the paintings executed by Caravaggio in Rome, when he was working in the workshop of Giuseppe Cesari, known as Cavalier D’Arpino, a very important artist at the time.
The Basket of Fruit is very similar to the “Still Life” painted some time before by Caravaggio in Milan and whose importance is described in the post Still Life, Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit.
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