Discover the birth and the spread of this painting genre visiting an extraordinary exhibition at the Borghese Gallery until 19th February
Do not miss out the opportunity to visit a marvelous exhibition about the Still life in the stunning setting of the Borghese Gallery: The Origin of Still Life in Italy. Caravaggio and the Master of Hartford. The exhibit starts analysing the context of Rome in the sixteenth century and the following developments of Caravaggesque paintings during the seventeenth century.
The precursor of this new genre of Still Life was Caravaggio with its famous Canestra (1597-1598), usually conserved in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana of Milan, now showed at the exhibition; in this painting for the first time it has been represented the nature in its reality and expressive strength, released from the human figure.
The Borghese Gallery continues to follow a program of interesting and multifaceted events, anyway it continue to be focused on the history of its collections.
With Caravaggio, the Master of Hartford was a fundamental figure to propagate this genre of painting from Rome between the XVI and the XVII centuries. Beyond his two famous masterpieces exposed in the Borghese Gallery, the exhibition presents other four paintings of the Master. His production of Still lifes is closely linked to certain works of Caravaggio.
Ask to our Concierge if you need any further details so we can help you to book this stunning experience. The Borghese Gallery is located in Villa Borghese, within walking distance from our boutique hotel in the heart of Rome.