The Pietro Canonica Museum is located in Fortezzuola of Villa Borghese in the splendid setting of Piazza di Siena, where the artist lived and worked from 1922 until his death in 1959. The building which houses the Museo Canonica Piero was shown by seventeenth-century documents as "Gallinaro", where they were bred ostriches, peacocks and ducks for the Borghese family hunts. The current designation of Fortezzuola derives from medieval mold features that date back to the late eighteenth century an intervention, attributed to Antonio Asprucci. Pietro Canonica attended the Accademia Albertina in Turin, in Italy who has recently achieved unity and is engaged in the difficult task of building the identity of the Italians. In this environment, interwoven with moral and civil commitment, it will shape the artist's aesthetic sense, attentive and enthusiastic guardian of the Italian artistic tradition. Take part in the most important national and international exhibitions: Paris, Venice, London, Berlin, Rome, Brussels, Petersburg. Accademia di San Luca and numerous Italian and foreign academies, in 1929 was named Academic of Italy and in 1950 Senator for life. It is stated in the environments of the aristocracy and is called to all the courts of Europe, where they competed to commission commemorative works, but mostly busts, throbbing and incisive portraits, executed with a rare technical expertise and strong confidence in the modeling. From Buckingham Palace to the court of the Tsar, innumerable aristocratic are the faces they see expressed in their most secret marble interiorità.cDopo his death in 1959 the collection of his works formed the nucleus of the museum dedicated to the artist. His wife, who died in 1987, wanted to donate to the City of Rome also the apartment's fine furnishings from them inhabited.

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Viale Pietro Canonica, 2
00100 Roma


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