Time: 10.30 am – 12.00 pm
This will be a ZOOM LECTURE TOUR
Lecturer: Stuart Harvey
The Borghese Gallery houses what is arguably one of the greatest collections of art in the world, in a magnificent building designed for Cardinal Scipio Borghese in the early 1600s especially to house his family’s growing art collection.
Cardinal Scipio Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V, amassed an incredible collection of ancient sculptures and renaissance art, including works by Titian, Botticelli and Raphael. Scipio added to this by commissioning statues from Bernini and buying up works by Caravaggio, Domenichino and other contemporary artists of the day.
The gardens of the Villa Borghese were the private gardens of the Borghese family until a century ago, and today make one of the most beautiful public parks in Rome.
Presented via Zoom: this presentation uses still photos and video to recreate the sense of taking a tour through the Villa Borghese. We start with a historical overview of the Borghese family and the development of the gardens and the art collection and then continue with an in depth highlights tour through the museum to illustrate the incredible art works of Bernini, Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael and so many more.