Museo Pietro Canonica

The famed Villa Borghese in Rome has few hidden gems other than the Villa Borghese which houses sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Titian, Raphael and Caravaggio.

One such small and wonderful museum, hidden in the greenery of the Villa Borghese, is an important example of the museological model of museums based on artist’s houses, and in its integrity is one of very few examples in Italy is Museo Pietro Canonica which houses the wonderful work of Pietro Canonica.

The museum collection consists primarily of marbles, bronzes and original models, as well as a large number of sketches, studies and replicas which provide a complete journey through the evolution of this artist’s works and is therefore an extremely interesting resource for learning about the creative and practical processes involved in creatying sculpture.


AGS_7519Elena d’Orleans Duchess of Aosta –

AGS_7516After the vote – Model of the original in marble, bronze and stone 1893, whereabouts unknown.



AGS_7525AGS_7515The communicants – Retort of the work in marble, 1901 – Palermo, the Gallery of Modern Art.

AGS_7529AGS_7526Alessio Romano of Russia  

AGS_7530AGS_7527AGS_7533AGS_7539AGS_7532AGS_7534La presa di Smime


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