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Raffaello e la Domus Aurea: L'invenzione delle grottesche

Raffaello e la Domus Aurea: L'invenzione delle grottesche

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Raffaello e la Domus Aurea: L'invenzione delle grottesche
(Raphael and the Domus Aurea: The Invention of Grotesques)

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Exhibition Catalog

Domus Aurea, Rome, 2020. Organized in association with Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Rome. Published by Electa Mondadori, Milan.

272 pp. Well Illustrated (chiefly col.). 28 x 21 cm. In Italian. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788891890061

On the occasion of the reopening of the Domus Aurea to the public – with a renewed lighting system that magnifies the spaces and decorations and with a new entrance for the public – Nero’s residence hosts for the first time an exhibition in the Octagonal Hall: “Raphael and the Domus Aurea. The invention of grotesques”. Conceived for the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Raphael Sanzio’s death, the exceptional immersive exhibition is dedicated to the rediscovery of ancient painting, buried in the “caves” of the forgotten ruins of Nero’s immense imperial palace. The project, curated by Vincenzo Farinella and Alfonsina Russo with Stefano Borghini and Alessandro D’Alessio, promoted by Parco archeologico del Colosseo and produced by Electa, intends to narrate the exceptional story of the rediscovery of ancient paintings buried in the “caves” of Nero’s original Domus Aurea. This story began around 1480, when a number of painters, including Pinturicchio, Filippino Lippi and Signorelli, descended into the hollows of the Oppian hill – known as the caves – to go, by torchlight, to admire the pictorial decorations of ancient Roman rooms.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- 1400-1600 ; 1600-1800 -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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