PALAZZO BARBERINI IN ROME: BAROQUE POMPS AND SPLENDOURS
PALAZZO BARBERINI AND THE ITALIAN NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Virtual Guided Tour
The Barberini palace was conceived as the Apotheosis of Pope’s Urban VIII Family and a self-celebration of a dynasty of the former Cardinal Maffeo Barberini, elected pope in 1623. The Grand Palace was built by Gianlorenzo Bernini, with the help of Borromini, and painted by Pietro da Cortona, another great baroque artist, who painted the ceiling of the grand hall with the Triumpho of Divine Providence, in reality, an ode to the greatness of the Barberini end the busy bees on their coat of arms. The Palace is today the Galleria Nazionale di Arte Antica, Italy’s national Art Gallery of Renaissance and Baroque art, and features and number of masterpieces like the “Fornarina” by Raphael, “Giuditta e Oloferne” and “Narciso” by Caravaggio, “Cristo e adultera” by Tintoretto. We wild also virtually visit the XVIII century, “small” apartments, where until 1950’ the last Princess Barberini lived, after selling the whole mansion to the Italian Government, she was in fact given this last part of the palace to live until the end of her days.
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