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Galleria Borghese In Rome

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Galleria Borghese, Rome (Italy)

The Galleria Borghese in Rome is an art gallery with unique statues, sculptures, and paintings. This is a must visit place for art lovers. It is situated in Rome, the capital of Italy and housed in the Villa Borghese Pinciana. Commissioned by the order of Cardinal Scipione Borghese in 1613, an avid art collector and Pope Paul V’s nephew, this monument shows the great Borghese history and Art Power. The extraordinary Bernini sculptures and numerous paintings by Caravaggio make this gallery very famous.

History of Galleria Borghese

The villa was the occasional place to stay for the Borghese family and it was built in the early 1600s. Scipione was a big fan of art and thus he became the youngest Bernini’s patrons. Then, the villa was decorated and furnished according to the Scipioni's taste. While in 1807, Prince Borghese had to give about 500 world-class pieces of art to Napoleon from this museum as during this time; Italy was under the rule of French and you can also visit the Louvre in Paris which has some original Borghese collection. Finally, in 1902, the family to the Italian state sold the Villa and its components.  

Some beautiful masterpieces

There are many masterpieces in this art gallery but some of the very well known sculptures and paintings you will see are:

Canova: the sculpture of Paolina Borghese by Canova is worth the price of entry fee alone. Being a breathtaking piece of art in the museum, it makes itself a one must see thing.

Bernini: there are many mind-blowing works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in this gallery. Starting from the early work such as the ‘Goat Amalthea with Infant Jupiter and Faun’ (1615) and ‘Aeneas, Anchises & Ascanius’ to his most loved and dynamic work ‘Rape of Proserpine’. He also made the portrait of himself as a painting.

Caravaggio: Michelangelo Merisi, widely known as Caravaggio was a master of chiaroscuro. It is an art in which a sculpture or painting is made using very light colors against the dark colors in the background. A perfect contrast can create a strong atmosphere of emotions in paintings.

These masterpieces make this place a must visit place. Getting a close look at these arts is worth. These are the most famous works by two masters. There is a great significance of the Galleria Borghese in the whole country of Italy. The building itself is one of the attractions as the walls have a great brilliance of architecture. It may take about 2 to 3 hours to visit completely. One reason to go here is that the museum remains not crowded most of the time. They only allow 360 numbers of people at once so you can have a proper look at the art.

Enjoy the Unparalleled art from throughout the Roman History. You will see Floor mosaics, ancient Roman Sculptures, Egyptian art, Renaissance painting in a single place. One good thing about the Galleria Borghese is its surroundings. As the museum lies in the Villa Borghese Park, it has beautiful surrounding, including greenery all over the place. You can also visit that garden separately.

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