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Dicembre 1982
MUSEI CAPITOLINI, ROMA


The Capitoline Museum is one af most important museum not only in Rome, but also in Europe. The creation of the Capitoline Museums has been traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the People of Rome. The Capitoline Museum is divided in many rooms.

Hall of the Emperors
In the Hall of the Emperors you can find many portraits of the emperors and empresses and other important personages of the Imperial Age and the busts of many roman emperor like Hadrian, Augustus, the emperor Nero and the young Commodo.Also In the room are many marble portraits of roman women, Faustina, Agrippina and Livia. There is also the statue of Elena, the Menelao?s wife. In a part of the room are many roman sarcophagus decorated with mythological scenes and the marble reliefs. The collection testifies the development of Roman portrait painting from the Imperial Age to the Late Ancient period.

Philosopher?s Hall
In the Philosopher?s Hall you can find many marble portraits and busts of Greek and Roman philosophers and men of letters. There are also two marble erma with portraits of the greek poets Eschilo and Euripide

Great Hall
The Great Hall, is dedicated to marble statues of emperor and divinities. There are the statues of Apollo with the zither and Athena, two centaurs from Hadrian's Villa; both are the work of Greek sculptors, the statue of Hadrian and Augustus and a beautiful statue of Cupid

Gallery
The two sides of the Gallery are lined with sculptures from different periods. Many statues are Roman copies of original Greek masterpieces. There are some sarcophagus, marble reliefs and urns,also many marble busts.

Hall of the Faun
The name of the room is taken by the beautiful statue of Faun, in ancient red marble and comes from Hadrian's Villa. The large room contains many roman age statues, a sarcophagus and the famous bronze table with the Vespasian's empire Law with which the Senate authorised the transfer of power to the Emperor Vespasian in 69 AD. In the room are also marble portraits and busts


Hall of the Galatian
The centre of the room features the so-called "Dying Galatian", Gaul one of the best-known and most important works in the museum. The room contains many others beautiful like the Greek statue of Isis and Giuno and many statues of deities and emperor.There are a statue of Amazon, Eros and Psiche , Satyr and Dionysus. There are the bust of Alexander the Great and the bust of a Strategist

Hall of Doves
This room owes its name to one of the two herein mosaics exhibited, found in Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. There are some mosaics,roman statues, sarcophagus, reliefs and a marble amphora, decorated with a beautiful relief. There are also many marble portraits

Cabinet of Venus
A statue of the splendidly preserved Capitoline Venus,which take up the centre of this small octagonal room,is based on the prototype model of the Cnidian Aphrodite by Praxiteles.


Conservators? Palace
The Palazzo dei Conservatori, headquarters of the magistrature of the same name for hundreds years, has been home to the Capitoline collection of sculptures since the end of the 15th century,


Capitoline picture gallery
The wall painting of this large room was carried out by Cavalier d'Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari) at the end XVI century and the beginning of the XVII century. These frescos portray historical episodes of Ancient Rome, which also inspire the monochrome medallions below.
Two monumental statues of popes face to face on the two smaller sides of the room: the portrait of Urban VIII is in marble and was carried out by Bernini and his pupils, while the bronze statue of Innocent X was made by Algardi.

The room is currently the temporary home for the remains of the colossal bronze statue of Constantine and of the gilded bronze Hercules from the Forum Boarium. The Gallery includes the:

Hall of the Horatii and Curiatii
The room contain many wall painting like The Battle between Horatii and Curatii

Hall of the Captains
The wall painting on the wall, by Tommaso Laureti, date back to the end of the XVI century. They refer to the early Republican Age and portray exemplary episodes of ancient Roman valour in the form of tapestries.

Hall of the Triumphs
The wall painting of freize which fill the upper part of the walls was commissioned from Michele Alberti and Giacomo Rocchetti in 1569. It portrays the Triumph of Lucius Aemilius Paulus over the King of Macedonia Perseus with the Capitoline and the Conservators' Palace in the background. The coffered wooden ceiling is the only one left among those carried out in the Palace by Flaminio Bolongier (1568).
This room also contains some large bronze sculptures: the Capitoline Brutus, a bronze bust dateds at 4th-3rd century BC and was presented by Cardinal de' Carpi(1564). There is also the famous statue of the Spinario dated 1st century B and was presented by Sixtus IV (1471) and the Camillus.


Hall of the She-wolf
Ever since the middle of the 16th century this room has contained the bronze Capitoline She-wolf which has become the symbol of Rome. The walls shows the fragments of Consular and Triumphal pomp, lists of magistrates and triumphal victorious from the time of the republic to Augustan Age discovered in the Roman Forum


Hall of the Geese
The room's pictorial decorations date back to the mid-XVI century, during the papacy of Alexander III Farnese. The frieze consists of small panels, with playful scenes set against a background of real or imaginary landscapes.The two bronze geese wich give the name to this room were placed here in the XVIII century, together with a head of Medusa by Bernini.


Hall of the Eagles
Two marble eagles gives the name to this room.The fine wooden ceiling features painted landscapes alternating with carved gilded rosettes. The frieze below, of the same period as that in the Hall of the Geese, features a series of panels portraying views of Rome, and oval medallions showing minor episodes from the history of Republican Rome. A small bronze and marble statue is a small-scale replica of the Hellenistic statue from the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus embellished with symbols of fertility and heads of animals.

Hall of the Tapestries
There are frieze with wall painting,portraying scenes from the life of Scipio Africanus and embellished with reproductions of ancient statues. In the XVIII century a throne was installed to be used during papal visits and the room was decorated with tapestries from the Roman factory of San Michele. The cartoons of the tapestries by Domenico Corvi show historical and legendary episodes of ancient Rome. In the hall is located also a beautiful marble bust of Commodus, the soon of Settimio Severo, represented like Hercules (180-193 AD)


The Paintings Gallery ospita many famous paintings of famous pictors.

Hall of Saint Petronella

In the Hall you can find many paintings of great painters like Guercino (Domenico Barbieri) a famous pictor who was in Rome. You can find his paintings also in the Barberini Palace and Caravaggio. The hall take is name by the Burial of Saint Petronella, a large painting that shows the death of the Saint. In the Hall you can find also S. Matteo e l'Angelo, Ottaviano e Cleopatra, Saint Jhon Baptist,these were painted by Guercino like the beautiful portrait of Sibilla Persica which dates 1646. There is also another portrait with this iconographic theme, and it's the portrait of Sibilla Cumana,painted by Domenichino in the first half of 1600. The Hall contains two beautiful paintings of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the Buona Ventura and San Giovannino. The first one was painted for the Cardinal Dal Monte and dates 1505 and shows a young man and a pretty gipsy which forecasts the future to a young cavalier. The other painting shows a young Saint James like a neked shepard with a lamb.


 Hall of Pietro da Cortona

This Hall take is name to the great numbers of Pietro da Cortona painting which are in this room. Pietro da Cortona was one of the most famous pictor of Baroque, when Urbano VIII Barberini was the Pope. Piero da Cortona and Bernini were the artists which embodied the weltanschauung of this time. Pietro Berrettini was the favourite pictor of Sacchetti Family and he came in Rome in the 1612 with this family. In Rome there are many others beautiful paintings of Pietro da Cortona and you can find that in Chigi Palace, Barberini Palace and Doria Pamphilj Palace. In this hall you can find the famous Rape of the Sabine Women, a manifeste of Baroque Era,a large painting with brilliant colours and gesture. The others paintings of Pietro da Cortona are some landscape, like Le allumiere di Tolfa, Panorama Campestre and Marina. There are painting with mithological subject like the Sacrifice of Polissena, the Triumph of Bacchus,the Car of Venus. There are also il Rat of Elena di Romanelli and Incontro di Giuseppe ed Esaý and Giuseppe e i Fratelli di Bottalla

Hall I
The paintings located in this Hall belong to a period dated between XIV and XVI. They are tables and polyptychs with the Virgin and Child with Saints. Many of this are of Florentian style, or of Central zone of Italy, like the table with the Virgin and Child

Hall II
The paintings custodited in this room belong to East Collection, from Ferrara. In this room you can find the beautiful paintings in the colours of Venetian School and the ars of drawing tipical of Florential Picture School. The artifex of this paintings are the Mazzolino, which had painted the "Nativity", the Garofalo which had painted the Virgin in the Glory, Virgin in the Glory and Saints and Saint Sebastian, which was a good model for the Saint Sebastian of Guido Reni. There are also paintings of Scarsellino, like Flight into Egypt, The Christ Baptism, The Magus Adoration, and Saint Paul fall

 Hall III
In this hall you can find many masterpieces of Venetian picture, in which the first characteristic is the tonal picture or a manner to painting that is given only with the color, whitout the drawing. In the Hall there is a Christ Baptism, that was painted byin the first half of XVI century. There is Portrait of Balestriere, painted by Lorenzo Lotto and some paintings of Paolo Veronese. Two of this represent two Allegories, the Allegory of Peace and the Allegory of the Good Governmet. There are also some paintings of Domenico Tintoretto, that show the Baptism and the Passion of Christ and a painting of Palma il Vecchio

Hall IV
In this hall you can find some works of art that belong to XVII Century and was painted by some pictors which lived in Rome in this time. There are Diana ed Endimione that was painted by Pier Francesco Mola and Erminia fra i pastori that was painted by Lanfranco. There are also two landscapes painted by Pietro Paolo Bonzi,Landscape with the sleep of Hecules and Landscape with flock

Hall VI

This Hall is dedicated to Annibale and Ludovico Carracci and Guido Reni, the most famous pictors of Bologna, which lived between the end of XVI and the first half of XVII Century. The style of these artists is an encounter of many different styles, like the Venetian pleasure for colours and the Florentin drawing. The result is a group of masterpieces that had inspired the big part of following picture. Ludovico Carracci was a pictor of the Counter Reformation and his paintings were influenced by the teory of Cardinal Paleotti. Annibale Carracci went in Rome in the first half of XVII Century and in the city beloved one of the most important artists of time. He worked to Farnese Palace and realized the ceiling vault and the walls paintings of the Gallery. Guido Reni was an pupil of Carracci Academy, was in Rome for two time, and his pictures were buyed by many important collectors. In the room you can find the portait of the younger Guido Reni, the painting of Saint Sebastian, Lucretia, Jesus and Saint John, The Blessed Soul, Young girl with a crown and Magdalene Penitent. The paintings of Annibale Carracci are Saint Francis penitent, Saint Francis that adores the Crucifix. Ludovico Carracci was the author of Portrait of young man, Saint Cecily, Saint Francis with the Crucifix. There is also a painting of Francesco Albani, the Virgin with the Child and one painting of Calvaert Denijs, the Mystic Wedding of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

Cini Gallery

In the Cini Gallery there are many operas that belong to the roman count Francesco Cini. In the gallery there is many portraits of famous painters, like Platone e Diogene of Mattia Preti and two portraits of Bartolomeo Passerotti. There are also some paintings of Domenico Corvi, Michelangelo Cerquozzi, Salvator Rosa, Federico Zuccari, Anton Van Dyck and a portrait of Siciolante, the portrait of Cassiano del Pozzo


 

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