Come and Discover:
The Borghese Collection of ancient Roman sculptures, together with old masters and modern art, was started by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of pope Paul V.
The artworks were displayed in the villa the cardinal had built just off the walls and its lavish gardens as the ancient Romans did. In 1807, Prince Camillo Borghese, an heir of Scipione, was forced to sell to his brother-in-law,
Napoleon Bonaparte, 695 pieces from the family collection. Camillo replaced the missing statues with similar ones with purchasing and excavations in the Borghese properties in Lazio.
The seminar aims to present the pristine collection and how it changed after the “selling” to Napoleon, focusing on some extraordinary pieces such as the Borghese Vase, Silenus with baby Dionysus, the Hermaphroditus on a mattress sculpted by G. Lorenzo Bernini”
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