Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE A: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Triumph of Venus
Alternate Title:
Trionfo di Venere
Image View:
Detail, figure of Venus with attendants
Creator:
Pietro Gagliardi (Italian painter, 1809-1890)
Location:
repository: Museo di Roma (Rome, Lazio, Italy) dep. M.C. 137
Location Note:
Palazzo Braschi; Piazza Navona, 2 and Piazza San Pantaleo, 10
GPS:
41.897444 12.472861
Date:
ca. 1836-1837 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Neoclassical; Nineteenth century
Work Type 1:
fresco (painting)
Classification:
painting
Material:
fresco, removed and remounted
Technique:
fresco painting (technique)
Description:
The fresco paintings of Pietro Gagliardi (1809-1890) represent the last era of the Roman school dominated by the Papacy before the accession of King Umberto I (reigned 1878-1900). During his long and productive career, he worked in a style that had been initially influenced by Neo-classicism but, modified by Purismo and the taste for Romantic subject-matter, later oscillated between academicism and Romanticism. This mural was done for the Palazzo Torlonia (Palazzo Bolognetti-Torlonia) . When redesigning Piazza Venezia, the building was demolished in 1902-1903; some frescoes were removed and saved and are in the Palazzo Braschi collection. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module A: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A1-GAG-MOR-RV-A02
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Triumph of Venus