Galleria Borghese. General Catalogue
I. Modern Sculpture
- Iconographic apparatus with high quality images mainly taken by Luciano Romano
- Analysis of pieces that have never before been catalogued
- Unpublished archival research
- New attributions of several artworks
- Text in Italian
The Galleria Borghese brings together an extraordinary collection of ancient and modern sculpture within a beautifully decorated villa. This volume, dedicated to modern sculpture (Late Renaissance to Baroque to Neoclassical), marks the start of a new general catalogue of the collection.
The introduction narrates the history of the collection, from its creation by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the 17th century to its sale to the Italian Republic at the end of the 19th century. The entries are full of chronological details, new attributions, information on restorations and account for the different historical settings thanks to an accurate study of the inventory records of the villa. They include world-famous masterpieces by Algardi, Bernini and Canova among others. The sale to Napoleon of many of its Antique works of art (now in the Louvre) was key to the Borghese’s commission works of ancient inspiration, the analysis of which animates the pages of another section, based on the concepts of copy and remake. The catalogue closes with a section on restoration, that gives an account of the fundamental role of 16- to 18th-century sculptors in the maintenance and transformation of the archaeological collection in relation to the villa’s display requirements.
Text in Italian.
- Officina Libraria
- 3rd Mar 2023
- USA & Canada
- 9.45 in x 11.02 in
- 456 Pages
- 345 color