The Carracci gallery
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The Carracci gallery

its history and restoration

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preface Laurent Fabius, Dario Franceschini, Catherine Colonna, Bonnie Burnham


Présentation en anglais


At the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Carracci Gallery in the Farnese Palace - today the seat of the French Embassy in Rome - marked a profound revival in the art of decorating on a grand scale. It was there that Annibale and his brother Agostino, together with their workshop, brought their masterpiece into being, breaking with late Mannerism to find fresh inspiration characterized by naturalism and classicism. The iconographic programme of the vault, where imitation ornament and real painting commingle so brilliantly, established a new link between painting and poetry.

Fresco is in harmony with stucco, making the whole gallery a work of art to the glory of the Farnese and their collection.

The gallery's restoration completed in 2015 has brought the frescoes and stuccoes back to their original colours, returning this imposing ensemble to its original consistency. It has also given rise to many discoveries, as this book reveals for the first time.

With more than 150 illustrations, the hitherto unpublished essays by leading Carracci specialists and historians of the Farnese afford the reader a penetrating insight into the history of the gallery and its decorations.
Présentation et histoire des fresques réalisées entre 1597 et 1608 par Annibale et Agostino Carracci pour le palais Farnèse à Rome. Les auteurs mettent en avant le contexte de commande et de réalisation de ces oeuvres, la technique dont elles procèdent, leur dimension mythologique et symbolique ou encore les travaux de restauration dont elles ont fait l'objet depuis le XVIIe siècle. ©Electre 2019
Format : Relié
Nb de pages : 138 pages
Poids : 1510 g
Dimensions : 26cm X 35cm
Date de parution :
ISBN : 978-2-87844-211-3
EAN : 9782878442113