Italian Grandeur

Viv Thompson

Chipping Norton, United Kingdom

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Taken from the Villa Borghese gardens, Rome. Italy.

The original 17th century Villa, was a converted, family vineyard, farmhouse, belonging to Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V. The interior was sparsely decorated, in order to enhance the beauty of his art collection, which included works by: Raphael, Perugino, Parmigianinno, Reni, Guercino and Domenichino. Amid such artistic grandeur, most extraordinary of all, are masterworks by Caravaggio and Bernini, which span their entire artistic careers. In 1700, Scipione’s descendant, Marc Antonio Borghese renovated the Villa in Neoclassic design, installing fine, stucco and painted, decorative features in every room. Of special note are the frescoes on the entrance’s vaulted ceiling, which celebrates the birth of Marc Antonio’s firstborn son. His addition converted the Galleria Borghese itself into a work of art, which houses priceless works of art.

Canon EOS70D & canon EF18-200mm lens

(159 views – May 2018)

(Artist 60+ & counting!)

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