Monday, July 15, 2013

Barberini paintings

A triptych of the Blessed Mother with two Saints

One of the most popular museums in Rome is what is known as the Barberini Museum, better known as the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica. It is located in the Barberini Palace, in Piazza Barberini, central Rome. Among the many paintings which are displayed are a number of religious paintings by known and unknown artists, mostly Italian. A few triptychs and diptychs are visible with multi-panels depicting images of the Blessed Mother.

A few painted crucifixes are also displayed, similar to the one that spoke to St Francis in Assisi, and which was restored. I visited the Barberini Museum last summer and was able to take a few photos which I share with you, with no commercial purpose, but simply for everyone's enjoyment.

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