Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Borghese Baroque

Sisto Badalocchio
Christ Carried to the Tomb
c. 1615

Cavalier D'Arpino
Betrayal of Christ
1596/97

Orbetto
Dead Christ between the Magdalen and Angels
1617

Pier Francesco Mola
St. Peter Released from Prison
1650

Guercino
The Prodigal Son
1627

Gerrit van Honthorst
Concert
1623

Federico Barocci
Aeneas Fleeing from Troy
1608

Peter Paul Rubens
Lamentation Over the Dead Christ
1601/02

Lionello Spada
Concert
c. 1615


Giovanni Lanfranco
Norandino and Lucina Surprised by the Ogre
1624

These were among the Baroque paintings at Villa Borghese, hanging together in tall galleries on the second floor. Some (like the Honthorst and the Mola) were direct imitations of Caravaggio, who died in 1610. His influence was dominant in Rome for decades.