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ITALIAN ART COLLECTION - CABINET GALLERIES @ NATIONAL GALLERY of ART

Apr 24
Description

ITALIAN CABINET GALLERIES



Deruta (Umbria) 16th Century.
Large dish with the arms of a Medici pope, 1513



ITALIAN ART COLLECTION
PERMANENT EXHIBIT
NATIONAL GALLERY of ART

WEST BUILDING, MAIN FLOOR

4th & Constitution Avenue NW | Washington, DC 20565
FREE - On view in the National Gallery's West Building, Main Floor.
NGA Web Site Info > http://www.nga.gov/pr...


Three intimately scaled galleries present the types of works that were kept and enjoyed in the private chambers of Italian princes, humanists, and well-to-do merchants. In these rooms, known as cabinets or studioli (studies), Renaissance collectors expressed their individual tastes and interests through the rare and beautiful objects they chose to display. Paintings, bronze statuettes and plaquettes, rock crystal vessels, and brightly decorated ceramics reveal the Renaissance fascination with classical Greece and Rome, as collectors sought out antiquities and commissioned works incorporating heroes and motifs from the ancient world.

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