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Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669):<EM> Triumph of Bacchus</EM>Capitoline Museums - Pinacoteca Capitolina, 1624/25 - 1639Oil on canvasRome, Capitoline Museums - Pinacoteca Capitolina © Roma Capitale
Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669): Triumph of Bacchus
Capitoline Museums - Pinacoteca Capitolina, 1624/25 - 1639
Oil on canvas
Rome, Capitoline Museums - Pinacoteca Capitolina
© Roma Capitale
Baroque in Rome. The Wonder of the Arts
ROME  •  Fondazione Roma Museo-Palazzo Cipolla  •  1 April - 26 July 2015

The Fondazione Roma Museo-Palazzo Cipolla presents an ambitious cultural operation, mainly driven by the exhibition entitled Barocco a Roma. La meraviglia delle arti (Baroque in Rome. The Wonder of the Arts). Like the metaphorical ‘Barberini Sun’ the exhibition is in the middle of an original ‘heliocentric system’, where the rays are represented by a rich series of satellite events and projects held in some of the main Baroque sites in Rome.

The exhibition presents several unpublished works such as the drawing referable to Ciro Ferri drawn from frescoes by Pietro da Cortona for Palazzo Pamphilj in Piazza Navona and other pieces which have never been exhibited in Italy, amongst which the so-called Counter-Project for the colonnade on Saint Peter’s Square by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Visitors may also admire Bernini’s sketches for the statutes on Ponte Sant’Angelo and the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (belonging to the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg); the valuable tapestry The infant Moses trampling on the Pharaoh’s crown on cardboard by Nicolas Poussin (from the Mobilier National in Paris), as well as designs by Francesco Borromini and Pietro da Cortona. The presentation to the public of the Musician Angles by Giovanni Lanfranco (works that survived the fire in the Church of the Capuchins in the nineteenth century), which have been recently restored owing to Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei.

Other masterpieces which have been exclusively lent to the exhibition in Palazzo Cipolla are: Portrait of Costanza Bonarelli by Bernini; Atalanta and Hippomenes by Guido Reni (Museo di Capodimonte); The Triumph of Baccus by Pietro da Cortona (Musei Capitolini); Saint Mary Magdalene Penitent by Giovan Francesco Barbieri known as Il Guercino (Vatican Museums) and Time Vanquished by Love and Beauty by Simon Vouet (Museo Nacional del Prado).

Fondazione Roma-Arte-Musei Website

Contact: Fondazione Roma Museo
Palazzo Cipolla
Via del Corso, 320 
00186 Rome
Tel: (39) 06.22 76 12 60

Leonardo da Vinci: • Lady with an Ermine, ca. 1490 • Oil on panel • Czartoryski Foundation, National Museum, Cracow Czartoryski Museu
Leonardo da Vinci:
Lady with an Ermine, ca. 1490
Oil on panel
Czartoryski Foundation, National Museum, Cracow
Czartoryski Museu
Leonardo da Vinci 1452 - 1519
MILAN  •  Palazzo Reale  •  16 April - 19 July 2015
The result of more than five years of hard work, the exhibition is curated by Pietro C. Marani and Maria Teresa Fiorio, two of the most important art historians specializing in the study of this Renaissance genius. It brings together over two hundred artworks from around one hundred museums and institutions throughout the world which, given the exceptional nature of the exhibition, have loaned some of their greatest treasures for the occasion, such as the three paintings by Leonardo from the Louvre and thirty autograph drawings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana – considered Leonardo's “home” in Milan – which is lending the famous Portrait of a Musician and thirty-eight drawings from the Codex Atlanticus, is also a key contributor to the exhibition.

Palazzo Reale Website

Contact: Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo, 12
Tel: (39) 02 88 46 52 30

<P>Male Portrait Head c. 100 BCE, bronze&nbsp; National Archaeological Museum, Athens</P>

Male Portrait Head c. 100 BCE, bronze 
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World
FLORENCE  •  Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi  •  14 March - 21 June 2015
The exhibition uses 50 bronze sculptures to tell the story of the spectacular artistic developments of the Hellenistic era throughout the Mediterranean basin. Under Alexander the Great Hellenistic sculpture saw the birth of a genre known as "portraits of power", but at the same time it also revolutionised the style of Classical art by imbuing its figures with pathos, or expressiveness.

Monumental statues of gods, athletes and heroes are displayed alongside portraits of historical figures. The show also allows visitors to learn about the production and casting processes and the finishing techniques adopted.

Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi Website

Contact: Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
p.zza Strozzi
50123 Firenze
Tel: (39) 055 2645155

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