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Algardi, Bernini, Velázquez: tre ritratti a confronto

From: 27/11/2016 - To: 8/05/2017

Collezioni Comunali d'Arte

c/o Palazzo D'Accursio Piazza Maggiore 6 - 40121 Bologna (BO)

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Date of last update: 20/04/2017, 13:01

Ritratto d'uomo (Portrait of a Man), a masterpiece by Diego Velázquez is exposed in Sala Urbana of the Collezioni Comunali d'Arte at Palazzo d'Accursio.
The exhibit will be open till May 28th thanks to Istituzione Bologna Musei in cooperation with Musei Capitolini di Roma.

Ritratto d'uomo, coming from the Pinacoteca Capitolina, is probably a self-portrait of Velázquez, reflecting the role played by the Spanish painter in the evolution of portraiture.

Although the artist has stayed in town at least three times between 1629 and 1650, never before a masterpiece by Velázquez has been exhibited in Bologna.

The concession of this extraordinary painting by the Musei Capitolini is a perfect opportunity to create a short path on a few moments in the history of the portrait in the Rome of the first half of the 17th century.

There are two equally important works present at Collezioni Comunali d'Arte put beside the extraordinary painting by Diego Velázquez, which create so a small path, curated by Massimo Medica and Mark Gregory D'Apuzzo. The bust of Pope Gregory XV made between 1621 and 1622 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a bronze specimen derived from marble prototype requested by Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi on the occasion of the ascent of his uncle to the papacy

and the Head of San Filippo Neri made around 1640 by Alessandro Algardi, modeled in red wax and obtained by the death mask of the saint preserved in the church of Vallicella in Rome.

Three portraits, one painting and two sculptures for an exhibition focusing on the events related to portraiture of '600 with also a programme of conferences during the whole period of the exhibit.


more information and updates on www.museibologna.it/

  • From: 27/11/2016
  • To: 8/05/2017

Tuesday - Friday: 9.00 am - 6.30 pm; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10.00 am - 6.30 pm. Closing days: Mondays

Special openings:
8 December 2016: 10am - 6,30pm.
24 + 31 December 2016: 10am - 2pm.
25 December 2016: closed.
26 December 2016: 10am - 6,30pm.
1 January 2017: 10am - 6pm
6 January 2017: 10am - 6,30pm.

museum ticket: full € 5, reduction € 3