Baroque Rome

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This Just In: A Rediscovered Bernini

Bust of Pope Paul V / Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Newly installed at the Getty Center: Bust of Pope Paul V, 1621, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum

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The Display of Art in Roman Palaces

Section of a Palace with Carriage, Andrea Francesco Nicoletti, 1709 (?), pen and black ink with watercolor. Gabinetto Comunale delle Stampe, Rome

At a time when we’re accustomed to viewing art in museums—and often in galleries that more or less resemble a white cube—it’s worth thinking back a few centuries to the way many of the paintings and objects in collections like… More»

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      Put a Ring on It

      Who wouldn’t want to wear a gold ring featuring the slaying of a Chimaera, a mythological beast with the head and body of a lion, a goat’s head on its back, and a snakes head as a tail. 

      Oh, and it breathes fire. (And was made between 340 - 320 B.C.)


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