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  Official Site Borghese Gallery Galleria Borghese - The collections
The original sculptures and paintings in the Borghese Gallery date back to Cardinal Scipione's collection, the son of Ortensia Borghese - Paolo V's sister - and of Francesco Caffarelli, though subsequent events over the next three centuries entailing both losses and acquisition have left their mark.
In 1807, Camillo Borghese sold Napoleon 154 statues, 160 busts, 170 bas-reliefs, 30 columns and various vases, which constitue the Borghese Collection in the Louvre.
In 1682, part of Olimpia Aldobrandini's inheritance entered the Borghese collection; it included works from the collections of Cardinal Salviati and Lucrezia d'Este.
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  Villa Borghese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums (see Galleria Borghese) and attractions.
The Villa Borghese gardens were long informally open but were bought by the commune of Rome and given to the public in 1903.
In Villa Borghese is the Villa Medici, housing the French Academy in Rome, and the Fortezzuola a Gothic garden structure that houses a collection memorializing the academic modern sculptor Pietro Canonica.
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 Galleria Borghese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Villa Borghese Pinciana (begun 1605) houses the Galleria Borghese.
The Borghese Gallery (Italian: Galleria Borghese) is a former villa, the Villa Borghese Pinciana ("Borghese villa on the Pincio") in the eponymous park of the Villa Borghese in Rome.
Satellite photo- The Galleria Borghese is the villa in the center of the photo surrounded by landscaped gardens.
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 Encyclopedia: Galleria Borghese   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It houses a substantial collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V(reign 1605-1621).
Villa Borghese: the 19th century Temple of Aesculapius built purely as a landscape feature, influenced by the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions.
Borghese is the surname of a family of Italian noble and papal background, originating in Siena where they came to prominence in the 13th century holding official offices under the commune.
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 Vacation Galleria
Galleria (Italian for "gallery" or "arcade"), or The Galleria, is a common name for a shopping mall, ultimately deriving from the 19th-century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan.
It houses a substantial collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V. The Villa was built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by Scipione Borghese, who used it as a ''villa suburbana,'' a party villa, at the edge of Rome.
Talk 09:52, 24 Jul 2004 (UTC) --- The Galleria Borghese is the collection housed in the Villa Medici (illustrated.) The gardens of the Villa Borghese unaccountably have a separate entry under Villa Borghese.
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 Borghese Collection of the Louvre Museum -  Lake Como - Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sculptures and the paintings that can be seen today in the Galleria Borghese in Rome are but a small part of the vast collection that Cardinal Scipione Borghese started gathering together in 1608.
A large part of the collection was given to France by Camillo Borghese in 1807 and that now forms the most important group of classical work exhibited in the museum.
Cardinal Scipione (1597-1633) was the favourite nephew of Pope Paul V, the Borghese Pope, and he was trusted with the care of the works of art in the papal court.
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 glbtq >> arts >> Borghese, Scipione Caffarelli   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Borghese appropriated Caravaggio's Madonna and Child with St. Anne, a large altarpiece commissioned in 1605 for a chapel in the Basilica of Saint Peter's, but rejected by the College of Cardinals because of its earthly realism and unconventional iconography.
For the decoration of the Villa Borghese, Bernini produced a life-sized figure of David (1623), originally displayed to create the impression that he was hurling a stone directly at the spectator, and three sculptural groups with mythological themes.
Borghese took special interest in the development of the extensive gardens undertaken by various artists at his Roman residences, the Palazzo Borghese on the Quirinal (primarily 1610-16) and the Villa Borghese (initiated in 1613 and elaborated for the rest of the Cardinal's life).
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 DolceVita Events: Reopening Ceremonies at the Galleria Borghese   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After 13 years of renovation, one of the most significant and richest of art museums in Rome, the Galleria Borghese has reopened its doors to the public.
The collection was amassed by cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V (1605-1621), who commissioned the palace's construction by the architect G. Vasanzio (1613).
Scipione Borghese was obsessed with art and stooped to any means to expand his collection (from kidnapping to holding his victims under arrest for ransom).
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 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages
Borghese is well worth the time to go there.
The Borghese is a small museum and won't bowl you with a lot of stuff, and what they have is world class and will keep your attention through out your time there.
The Borghese is spectacular for it's Bernini sculptures and the Caravaggio paintings..and we have been there 5 times, and will surely return.
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 In Italy Online - La Galleria Borghese
Make it the Borghese Gallery." Reopened after 17 years of vast restorations, it houses a world-class collection of art that spans two millennia and can actually be seen in a pleasant two or three hours.
This is the work that originally put the Borghese "on the map." In 1899 the Rothschilds offered to buy it at a price that exceeded the estimated value of the whole gallery and all the other works in it.
a Galleria Borghese is at Piazza Scipione Borghese, 5, in the northeast corner of the Borghese Gardens.
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 Archives & Museum Informatics: Museums and the Web 2005: Papers: Bogen, Kuck...Bernini's Borghese
The current arrangement is based on a redesign of the Galleria Borghese in the 18th century.
The rig and tripod were stored in a locker room at the Galleria Borghese, but we chose to carry the camera and a laptop with us every time, allowing us to check this equipment for proper operation during the non-working times.
As we were interested not only in the modern Galleria Borghese but also in the building with its interior at the time Bernini made the sculptures, we were forced to create the interior using textual description from that time and thus to create the model of the building manually.
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 Villa Borghese: The place is crawling with dragons
Restored versions of these twin Borghese heraldic icons are also on view in the exterior decoration of the Galleria Borghese and on the walls and buildings that punctuate the newly replanted "Secret Gardens", at the sides of the Galleria.
And speaking of food, there is also a snack bar in the basement of the Galeria Borghese, another at the Villa Giulia, and another on Viale Obelisco in the Pincio section of the park, above the Piazza del Popolo.
Villa History: The Villa and its surroundings were all designed and built in 1612 (apparently completed in one year, excepting statuary installation and landscaping) to serve as a setting for the already impressive and rapidly growing art collection of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a nephew and foreign policy advisor of Pope Paul V (1605-1621).
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 Doin' Like the Romans
The Borghese family were one of Rome's most powerful families during the Renaissance and the Villa Borghese was their summer place, just outside the walls of the city.
The palazzina was built by Scipione Borghese, favorite nephew (a traditional role) to Pope Paul V, and an avid collector of both classical sculpture and the very best of the avant-garde art of the time.
The audio guide is narrated by a member of the family and included wonderful anecdotes about the rooms, like the time he was punished along with his sister for scratching the terracotta tiles with their new rollerskates.
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 Museums and art galleries of Rome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Housed in the 'casino' (summerhouse) of the Villa Borghese, which was built between 1613 and 1616, the collection was purchased by the state with the villa and its contents in 1902.
The construction of the magnificent Galleria Colonna in the huge complex of Palazzo Colonna began in 1654 and took 50 years, its grandeur reflecting the nobility of the Colonna family.
The Galleria Spada, behind the majestic sixteenth century Palazzo Spada, exhibits the Spada family collection of works mainly from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as some second and third century Roman sculptures.
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These sculptures, carved by Bernini while between the ages of 17 to 26 years, are kept in the Galleria Borghese in Rome.
This sculpture on the second largest room of the ground floor of the Galeria Borghese (the room of the Emperors) was carved by Gianlorenzo Bernini in 1621-22.
This marble group, also on the ground floor of the Galleria Borghese, represents the moment in which Aeneas, hero of Troy, escaped from the city on fire, rescuing his father Anchises and his son Ascanius.
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 Rome Art Touring and Restaurants 2002 with Jake Biddington   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After a restoration period from 1983-1999, the glorious inlaid and painted decorations of the Galleria Borghese (in the Borghese gardens have been returned to all their technicolor splendor.
Frankly, given the quality of the art housed at the Galleria Borghese, the walls could be Sherwin Williams flat white and it still would be a superb spot.
The Galleria Borghese is managed by the Italian government at its most officious--one senses a nostalgia for the era when trains ran on time.
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 Borghese Gallery, Rome
The authors of the age often describe with admiration the richness of the villa and also the remarkable collection of statues and paintings housed in the building.
The artistic collection of the original villa was increased and enriched, through the years, mostly in the beginning of the XIX cent.
Although, in the beginning of the XIX cent., the collection suffered a considerable loss because of the wedding that occurred in 1803 between the Duca Camillo Borghese and Napoleon’s sister, Paolina Bonaparte, woman of renowned beauty.
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 CNN - Museum marvels: Rome's Villa Borghese is restored and renewed - October 12, 1998
Villa Borghese's opening marks the joyful celebration of the first completed project for Rome's jubilee in the year 2000.
Borghese wanted the museum and surrounding gardens, built in 1605, to be a contemplation of art and nature together.
Professor Claudio Strinati said the Villa Borghese has always been one of, if not the most popular, museums in Italy.
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 The Borghese - Smart. Sophisticated. Exclusive.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Prince Camillo Borghese moved much of the family's extensive collection into another structure on the grounds, now the distinguished Galleria Borghese.
Scipione Borghese has been credited with the discovery of master sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, whose works are featured throughout the villa.
Apollo and Daphne, The Abduction of Persephone and the Paolina Borghese Bonaparte Come Venere Vincitrice, which serves as a symbol of the Galleria itself, are all included in the Borghese collection, as are works from such masters as Carravaggio, Raffaelo, Rubens and Domenichino.
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 Galleria Borghese | Rome Art Galleries
Galleria Borghese is Rome's finest art gallery; a museum displaying some of the world's greatest works of art in an exquisite setting.
The man behind this elegant villa and the art it contains was Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of a pope and wealthy man of taste.
Galleria Borghese is located in the huge park of the Villa Borghese, on Piazzale del Museo Borghese.
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 Borghese on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Camillo Borghese, a general under Napoleon I, married his sister Pauline Bonaparte.
Borghese does the Fango again after two year break.
Roma, Italia: Galleria Borghese: statua di Paolina Borghese del Canova.
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 Galleria Borghese -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Villa was built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by (additional info and facts about Scipione Borghese) Scipione Borghese, who used it as a villa suburbana, a party villa, at the edge of Rome.
The main floor, mostly devoted to sculpture and (An inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire) Roman antiquities, has a consistently breathtaking decorative scheme.
The ceiling (A durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster) fresco in the first room or Salone by the Sicilian artist Mariano Rossi, makes such good use of (additional info and facts about foreshortening) foreshortening that it appears almost three-dimensional.
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 Museum Tickets for Galleria Borghese-Rome (Italy)
After several years of restoration, the Galleria is once again inviting visitors to view the collection of masterpieces assembled by the great collector and patron of the arts Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the 17th century.
The Villa Borghese is itself noteworthy as a beautifully decorated and frescoed villa.
Reservation is mandatory for entrance to this museum as the Galleria Borghese only allows entrance for a certain number of visitors at a time.
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 Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese) - Rome - Reviews of Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese) - TripAdvisor
The Borghese Museum is small but definitely world-class and a must-see attraction when you're in Rome.
The Borghese Gallery is the most underrated attraction in Rome.
My wife and i just spent our 2 hours at the Borghese Gallery in late May. The exhibition of Raphael was there with more than 50 of the masters works on display---the was a Bernini staue at every turn....
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 Museum Tickets for Galleria Borghese-Rome (Italy)
After several years of restoration, the Galleria is once again inviting visitors to view the collection of masterpieces assembled by the great collector and patron of the arts Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the 17th century.
The Villa Borghese is itself noteworthy as a beautifully decorated and frescoed villa.
Reservation is mandatory for entrance to this museum as the Galleria Borghese only allows entrance for a certain number of visitors at a time.
www.selectitaly.com /museums.php?parent_nav=2&city_id=7&product_id=42   (481 words)

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