"The Hidden Marvels of Rome: the Auroras Pallavicini and Casino Ludovisi"

Past Web Lecture July 14th 2021

with Francesca Barberini

Come and Discover:


The hidden Jewels of Rome. This great city has continuous surprises in store, and you can find yourself in front of unexpected wonders at every twist and turn.

In this lecture we will discover palazzo Pallavicini and the Casino Boncompagni Ludovisi with the two “Auroras” painted respectively by Guido Reni and Guercino. The same theme in two completely different representations. Learn how the point of view and prospective can change everything.

Follow Francesca Barberini to learn about the urbanization and transformation of the city after Italian unification and how this influenced its art and architecture.

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Francesca Barberini

is an art historian with a degree from the University of Rome La Sapienza, and who lives in Rome, city she truly loves. Francesca is a member of the illustrious Barberini family that produced Pope Urban VIII, who consecrated and decorated the new St Peter’s Basilica. She spent several years cataloguing art religious buildings in central Italy, she began leading tours in Rome and surroundings. Her knowledge of art is, literally, encyclopedic! Although she leads tours of all the major sites in Rome, she loves leading tours in Roman palaces focusing on the way people use to live in the “Palazzi” and the way their collections of art where “used” in daily life, expressing the ideas of the family and is completing a book on the subject. She also loves leading tours in roman churches showing the way art has been the best medium to express deep ideas and concepts of their time. With Francesca, context is key!