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The Villa Borghese Pinciana (begun 1605) houses the Galleria Borghese. (Photo by Mike Reed)
The Villa Borghese Pinciana (begun 1605) houses the Galleria Borghese. (Photo by Mike Reed)

The Borghese Gallery (Italian: Galleria Borghese) is a former villa, the Villa Borghese Pinciana ("Borghese villa on the Pincio") in the eponymous park of the Villa Borghese in Rome. It houses a substantial collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V(reign 1605-1621). The Villa was built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by Scipione Borghese, who used it as a villa suburbana, a party villa, at the edge of Rome. The Villa Borghese Pinciana (begun 1605) houses the Galleria Borghese Source: Mike Reed Travel/Rome. ... The Villa Borghese Pinciana (begun 1605) houses the Galleria Borghese Source: Mike Reed Travel/Rome. ... Jump to: navigation, search It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Roman villa. ... Villa Borghese: the 19th century Temple of Aesculapius built purely as a landscape feature, influenced by the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions. ... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost... Jump to: navigation, search The Mona Lisa is perhaps the best-known artistic painting in the Western world. ... Image:Greekgod. ... Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1576-1633) was an Italian Renaissance art collector and member of the noble Borghese family. ... Paul V, né Camillo Borghese (Rome, September 17, 1550 – January 28, 1621) was Pope from May 16, 1605 until his death. ...


Many of the sculptures are displayed in the spaces they were intended for, including early works commissioned Gian Lorenzo Bernini by his first patron Scipione. Napoleon Bonaparte's sister Pauline married into the Borghese family and Antonio Canova's half-nude portrait of her as Venus Victrix takes pride of place in one of the galleries. A famously controversial woman in her lifetime, when asked how she could pose for the sculptor wearing so little, she reputedly replied that there was a stove in the studio that kept her warm. Jump to: navigation, search A self portrait: Bernini is said to have used his own features in the David (below, left) Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini) (December 7, 1598 – November 28, 1680), who worked chiefly in Rome, was the pre-eminent baroque artist. ... Bonaparte as general Napoleon Bonaparte ( 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des Français... Borghese is the surname of a family of Italian noble and papal background, originating in Siena where they came to prominence in the 13th century holding official offices under the commune. ... Antonio Canova (November 1, 1757 - October 13, 1822) was an Italian sculptor who became famous for his marble sculptures that delicately rendered nude flesh. ... Jump to: navigation, search Venus is a Roman goddess principally associated with love, broadly, although not completely, equivalent to Greek Aphrodite and Etruscan Turan. ...

Aeneas flees burning Troy, Federico Barocci, 1598
Aeneas flees burning Troy, Federico Barocci, 1598

Scipione Borghese was an avid collector of works by Caravaggio, who is well represented in the collection by his Boy with a Basket of Fruit, St. Jerome, Young Sick Bacchus, and others. Other paintings of note include Titian's Sacred and Profane Love, Raphael's Deposition and works by Peter Paul Rubens and Federico Barocci (illustration, left). Download high resolution version (1050x729, 119 KB)Federico Barocci, Aeneas Flight from Troy 1598 Galleria Borghese, Rome The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus... Download high resolution version (1050x729, 119 KB)Federico Barocci, Aeneas Flight from Troy 1598 Galleria Borghese, Rome The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus... Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (September 28, 1573 – July 18, 1610), usually called Caravaggio after his hometown near Milan, was an Italian Baroque painter, whose large religious works portrayed saints and other biblical figures as ordinary people. ... Saint-Jérôme, Quebec is a town in Quebec, near Mirabel, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Montreal along Autoroute des Laurentides. ... Jump to: navigation, search The painting of a Young Sick Bacchus (1599-1600) is an early painting, likely an accurate self-portrait, by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, located in the Galleria Borghese in Rome. ... Jump to: navigation, search Titian. ... Jump to: navigation, search Self-portrait by Raphael. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Deposition, also known as The Entombment or Pala Baglioni or Deposizione Borghese, is an oil painting by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael, signed and dated 1508. ... The Adoration of the Magii, painted 1624. ... Annunciation (1592-96) Oil on canvas S. Maria degli Angeli, Perugia Federico Barocci (or Baroccio) (1528-1612), Italian painter, was born at Urbino Barocci is one of the most important painters between Correggio and Caravaggio. ...


One joy of the Galleria Borghese is that it is compact: housed in 20 rooms across two floors, a visit could take as little as two hours. The main floor, mostly devoted to sculpture and Roman antiquities of the 1st3rd centuries AD, has a consistently breathtaking decorative scheme. The trompe l'oeil ceiling fresco in the first room, or Salone, by the Sicilian artist Mariano Rossi makes such good use of foreshortening that it appears almost three-dimensional. Jump to: navigation, search Ancient Rome was a civilization that existed in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East between 753 BC and its downfall in AD 476. ... (1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century - other centuries) The 1st century was that century which lasted from 1 to 100. ... // Events The Sassanid dynasty of Persia launches a war to reconquer lost lands in the Roman east. ... Anno Domini (Latin: In the Year of the Lord), or more completely Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi (In the Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ), commonly abbreviated AD or A.D., is the designation used to number years in the dominant Christian Era in the world today. ... Trompe loeil on building in Narbonne, France. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fresco by Dionisius representing Saint Nicholas. ... Foreshortening refers to the visual effect or optical illusion that an object or distance is shorter than it actually is because it is angled toward the viewer. ...


The Villa Borghese is home to two other museums, namely Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, which specialises in 19th- and 20th-century Italian art, and Museo Nazionale Etrusco, a collection of pre-Roman objects, mostly Etruscan, excavated around Rome. Jump to: navigation, search Map showing the extent of the Etruscan civilization and the twelve Etruscan League cities. ...


Bernini Collection

The nearly two handfuls of works by Bernini comprise a large percent of his lifetime output of secular sculpture; this gallery is where you can see the sponsored Bernini mature from a juvenile, but talented, work such as the Goat Amalthea with Infant Jupiter and a Faun (1615)[1]to his supreme and dynamic Apollo and Daphne (1622-25)[2]and David (1623)[3]considered seminal works of baroque sculpture. In addition, the gallery contains three busts, two of Pope Paul V (1618-1620) and one marvelously conversive and stunningly innovative portrait of his patron, Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1632).[4]Finally it has some early, less succesful, somewhat mannerist, but masterful works such as Aeneas, Anchises & Ascanius(1618-19)[5] and the Giambologna-emulating Pluto's Rape of Prosperpine (1621-22).[6]Finally a personal, somewhat emotionally muddled allegory of Truth Unveiled by Time (1646-52). [7] Apollo and Daphne is a story from ancient Greek mythology. ... Jump to: navigation, search Michelangelos David. ... Jump to: navigation, search Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens: dynamic figures spiral down around a void: draperies blow: a whirl of movement lit in a shaft of light, rendered in a free bravura handling of paint In arts, the Baroque (or baroque) is both a period and the style that... Paul V, né Camillo Borghese (Rome, September 17, 1550 – January 28, 1621) was Pope from May 16, 1605 until his death. ... Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1576-1633) was an Italian Renaissance art collector and member of the noble Borghese family. ... Portrait of Giovanni Bologna by Hendrick Goltzius Giambologna, born as Jean Boulogne, also known as Giovanni Da Bologna and Giovanni Bologna (1529 - 1608) was a sculptor who best known for his marble statuary and works in bronze. ...


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Official Site Borghese Gallery Galleria Borghese - The collections (294 words)
The original sculptures and paintings in the Borghese Gallery date back to Cardinal Scipione's collection, the son of Ortensia Borghese - Paolo V's sister - and of Francesco Caffarelli, though subsequent events over the next three centuries entailing both losses and acquisition have left their mark.
In 1807, Camillo Borghese sold Napoleon 154 statues, 160 busts, 170 bas-reliefs, 30 columns and various vases, which constitue the Borghese Collection in the Louvre.
In 1682, part of Olimpia Aldobrandini's inheritance entered the Borghese collection; it included works from the collections of Cardinal Salviati and Lucrezia d'Este.
Villa Borghese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (486 words)
Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums (see Galleria Borghese) and attractions.
The Villa Borghese gardens were long informally open but were bought by the commune of Rome and given to the public in 1903.
In Villa Borghese is the Villa Medici, housing the French Academy in Rome, and the Fortezzuola a Gothic garden structure that houses a collection memorializing the academic modern sculptor Pietro Canonica.
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