Nazionale D'Art Antica - Barberini 1.0

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Its collection is primarily makeup of 16C and 17C Italian Baroque paintings with a noticeable Dutch pcollection, but it does cover a range of European printings before the 19C. If you are in Rome and only have time to visit one painting gallery in Rome then I would recommend you to visit this one. The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica or National Gallery of Ancient Art has two sites in Rome - Barberini Gallery and the Corsini Gallery. The Barberini’s collection is more comprehensive and much larger than the Corsini Gallery, which more like an annex to Barberini.


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First created 18 Mar 2020. Version 1.0 - 6 Apr 2020 . Daperro . London . Galleria Nazionale D’art Antica Palazzo Barberini , Rome St Francis in Meditation, Caravaggio


Roman Painter 11C A mid 11 th century icon-like painting .


Lucchese Painter 13C


Lippi 1437 Filippo Lippi was an orphan and was placed in friary as a child. Fra Filippo Lippi was a leading Florentine painter . He painted many altar pieces and well respected by many fellow artists. His patron included the wealthy Medici family. Self Portrait. 1467


Lippi 1452


Mastro de San Davino Early15C


Cosimo 1501 Piero di Cosimo (1462-1522) also known as Piero di Lorenzo was an Italian painter of the Renaissance. He worked in the studio of the painter Cosimo Rosselli in 1480. He was known as an idiosyncratic and imaginative painter. Vasari says he loved animals and plants. He was influenced by the Netherlandish naturalism of Hugo van der Goes. He was a pioneer in the development of evocative landscapes in Italy. He was also reported by Vasari to have worked on the Sistine Chapel.


Solario 1510 Note the very elaborated sleeve.


Veneto 1512 It is thought that he trained in the workshop of Giovanni Bellini. He worked between 1505 and 1508 for the court of the d’Este in Ferrara, mainly on portraiture. This half length portrait of a fashionable dressed young man is one of his best known works. Lodovico Martinengo . 1530. National Gallery, London


Metsys 1517 Erasmus was the Dutch philosopher and Christian scholar of the northern Renaissance. He was one of the early Humanist. Many painters knew him and painted his portrait, among them, was Hans Holbein. Quentin Matsys (or Metsys 1465-1530) was a Flemish painter in the Early Netherlandish tradition . He was the leading painter in Antwerp from 1510 until his death. He is regarded as the founder of the Antwerp school of painting. He introduced new techniques and motifs as well as moralising subject.


Raphael 1520 Raphael’s girl friend.


Holbein 1537 Painted more or less the same time but this is now in Madrid.


Venusti 1545 Based on a sketch by Michelangelo.


Bronzino 1546 Bronzino was a Florentine painter, one of the greatest portraitist of the 16C and an outstanding exponent of Mannerism in religious art. Bronzino saw style itself is a spiritual value and not beauty as Michelangelo and Pontormo . This abnegation of feeling often come across as dignity, static, elegant haughtiness and assurance . To me one of the best portraitist of Renaissance.


Passerotti 1578


Passerotti 1578


Passerotti 1578


Passerotti 1578


A beautiful portrait painted by Jacopo Zucchi, who came from Florence to Rome. He was a pupil and an assistance of Giorgio Vasari. He settled in Rome in 1572. Zucchi 1580 Unlike his large mural paintings, his smaller works show the influence of Flemish realism in still-life details .


Passerotti 1585


El Greco 1596 These two paintings, which come from Sicily, were considered workshop pieces, However, a recent radiographic analysis has proven that they are original oil sketches by the hands of El Greco himself. It is now considered as El Greco’s preparatory works for a triptych to decorate the high altar of the chapel in 1596.


Caravaggio 1594 Some art historians attributed the painting to other artist. It is generally accepted that Caravaggio had painted this portrait of Narcissus. This painting was painted at the time that Caravaggio was experimenting a magical sense of atmosphere, suspense and introspection .


Caravaggio 1598


Caravaggio 1598 The lacking of a more precise dating (either before or after Caravaggio first public commission), make it more difficult to understand the circumstances when Caravaggio painted the work. Caravaggio had chosen the most horrific moment of partial decapitation. Judith was shown with mixed emotion of determination and repulsion . This painting is the first of a series of painting on decapitation. However, the painting does add to our understanding to the violent nature of Caravaggio, the man, with numerous criminal records of violence.


Caravaggio 1606 Painted about the same time. These three paintings reflected the trouble life of Caravaggio, according to Peter Robb.


Reni 1600 This is probably a portrait of Beatrice Cenci (1577-99). The painting is made famous for the tragic story of the Roman noblewoman, who immortalized by Stendhal and Dumas. She imprisoned by her father Francesco Cenci and abused by her stepbrothers. She murdered her father in 1598 and was condemned to death by Pope Clement VIII, who hoped to confiscate the asset of the family. In the presence of an enormous crowd Beatrice was decapitated in the Ponte Sant Angelo. She became a symbol of innocence oppressed .


Bril 1601


Borgianni 1609


Carracci 1603 Attributed to the workshop of Carracci, possibly Innocenzo Tacconi .


Carracci 1603


Saraceni 1610 The dove was painted in impressionistic style . The cradle was also painted swiftly and realistically.


Saraceni 1610


Vouet 1617


Vouet 1617


Caravaggesque Painter 1620


Lanfranco 1622 This is a slightly earlier work, preceding his more robust and vigorous Baroque style. Lanfranco came from Parma and started a new phase of Baroque decoration. In 1602 he joined Annibale Carracci in the service of Farnese in Rome. During 1634-46 he was the most successful fresco painter in Naples .


Bernini 1625 This is a self portrait of a young Bernini, in the guise of David. This identification with the biblical hero is both a recurring motif in Bernini’s art. The painting technique is dashing and fast, with strongly visible brushstrokes and luminous touches .


Bernini 1632 Pope Urban VIII was the patron of of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.


Gaulli 1665 Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) at 67 year old. Bernini was an Italian sculptor and architect. He was a major figure in creating the Baroque style and reshaped the city of Rome. He was the leading artist in Rome in his days .


Ribera 1615 The painting was once thought of as “a peasant who is laughing and holding a piece of paper with writing on it with several books on the table”. It is actually Democritus the mid-5 th -century AD Greek philosopher, who founded the mechanistic-determinist doctrine of nature, whereby everything exist out of necessity. The painting marked by it strong naturalism, was printed by a young Valencian painter, during his transition from Rome to Naples in 1615 and 1618.


Honthorst 1620


Poussin 1626


Brugghen 1626


Candlelight Master 1620


Candlelight Master 1620


Orazio Gentileschi 1612 Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639) was born in Tuscany and worked in Rome, in his early career. In 1624, he worked in Paris for the Queen Mother Marie de Medici. In 1626, he left for England and worked for the royal family. He was a favourite artist of Queen Henrietta Maria. He was the father of his famous daughter Artemisia , who was one of the most accomplished 17C artist. Both father and daughter were both Caravaggisti . Artemisia also came to England to help some of her father royal commissions.


Artemisia 1630


Stom 1630


Corrarini 1743


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