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closed Of nature and invention

The show

The National Galleries of Ancient Art present from 19 December 2023 to 31 January 2024 at Palazzo Barberini On nature and invention. Landscapes, Views and Capricci from the deposits of the National Galleries of Ancient Art, exhibition focus curated by Luigi Gallo with Paola Nicita and Yuri Primarosa.

The Landscape Hall , located on the main floor of Palazzo Barberini, originally served as a private dining room. The walls, decorated in 1859 in a neo-baroque style, are marked by large panels representing the Lazio fiefdoms of the Barberini family.

Fourteen paintings will be exhibited here, coming partly from the deposits, and partly from the Museo Laboratorio delle Gallerie, the picture gallery on the second floor of Palazzo Barberini where works usually intended for research and teaching projects for scholars, specialists and postgraduates in History of the art, and only rarely accessible to the public.


The fourteen landscapes testify to the definition of a new relationship between man and nature and the renewal of the genre between the 17th and 18th centuries, stimulated by the partnership between artists and men of science, which led to a profound transformation in the way of observing and depicting the landscape, which from a mere background element becomes the protagonist.

The different types of landscape are represented on display, ranging from ideal compositions to views, from rural evocations to caprices with ancient ruins.

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Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13
00184 Rome

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