Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome

May 31st, 2011 Comments Off on Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome

Ramps, if they’re beautiful and designed by Francesco Borromini, are less tiring than stairs. That’s how it seemed last week when we visited the Accademia di San Luca’s permanent collection on the top floor of Palazzo Carpegna. The galleries containing paintings, the self-portraits of members, casts, terracotta bozzetti, and the temporary exhibitions of drawings have reopened after too long. The installation hasn’t been completed, but somehow there was something very satisfying about the way the “Lavori in Corso” gallery looked. There was a gallery of drawings with mostly architectural sheets. The Accademia has about 3,500 architectural drawings, and 2,000+ figure drawings. The weekly l’Espresso, in this article (undated) reported that some drawings went missing, noting especially drawings by Palma Giovane.

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Lavori in Corso | Door with Cutout | Accademia di San Luca | Rome

 

Lavori in Corso Room | Closer

 

Anatomical Drawings | Accademia di San Luca | Rome

 

Architectural Drawings | Accademia di San Luca, Rome

Casts Gallery | Accademia di San Luca, Rome

 

 

 

 

 

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