Friday, October 4, 2013

Art work in the Barberini Palace

Today the Barberini Palace is the National Gallery of Ancient Art, which is open to the people. The museum houses many of the baroque pieces which influenced the era. 

The Allegory of Divine Providence and Barberini Power is a fresco by Pietro da Cortona, filling the large ceiling of the grand salon of the Palazzo. Started in 1633 and completed 1639.

Allegory of Divine Wisdom, done with medium fresco started in 1629 and finished on 1633.

Narcissus is a painting by Caravaggio, painted 1597–1599, using oil paint. 

These are just a few of what the Palace now displays on its walls. 


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