Jonathan and his sister Gesine inherited the family fortune, including the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Rome and one of the greatest private art collections in the world, including works by Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael and Rubens.
The current layout of tables, which tends to create symmetry between the works, was designed by architect Francesco Nicoletti around 1760.
The idea is not bad, quite the opposite, but unfortunately it is accompanied by the taste of the time to show his wealth. The walls are literally covered with paintings and in this mass, even pure masterpiece tend to disappear. What a pity! It would degrease a little overabundance this, make a few cuts to clarify and highlight any works that deserve it most. This, the audio guide is essential, without it we would struggle to find the gems.
Despite feverish our research we did not find this beautiful Annunciation by Filippo Lippi, we admired many works in Florence, and for good reason ... The painting is in private apartments of the Doria Pamphili. Not so crazy, Prince Jonathan, he saved the best for him and his family.
Lippi (Filippo, "said Fra Filippo) (Florence, c. 1406 Spoleto, 1469), Italian painter and monk. His art, sober and refined, has a lot to Masaccio and Botticelli announcement, which he was the master
Doria Pamphili Gallery: the new with the old
The heirs and custodians of the Doria Pamphili Gallery, a leading Roman princely collections, now owned by the Italian State had a chance to find in their archives a valuable document of the eighteenth century, describing the first clash of collection of paintings throughout the Roman palace. Probably due to the architect Francesco Nicoletti this plan is originally part of the renovation work that will allow the museum to reopen its doors earlier this month.
Upon arrival, Andrea IV decided to reorganize the presentation of the collection in the style of époqueet to resume the frescoes, woodwork and floors of the museum. The project found in the archive provides a complete list of tables, and one of a series of drawings, which is the location, room after room. The criteria may now seem curious since only respect the symmetry has governed the arrangement of works on the walls. Careless of chronology, the architect has mixed ages, styles and artists of all schools, not taking into account the proportions of the tables. To meet this museum, some tables have been cut, while additions were made to other stars ...
600 works instead of 450
The renovation has also created a shop and a food center. The licensing of such services has been granted to a private company who will organize exhibitions. Thus, two thematic exhibitions related to a period or an artist in the collection should be organized each year. The revision of the electrical installation and compliance with safety standards have been supported by the Ministry of Cultural Goods, which contributed 1 billion read (3.3 million francs), while the company was taking Arti Doria Pamphili his account lighting, installing alarms, murals, etc..
Innocent X stays in place
The large format paintings have found refuge in the lounge Aldobrandini "modern" and some sculptures that were exhibited remain on site. The small rooms overlooking the Corso, which housed mainly genre paintings, works now host unknown what was the original location, such as Titian's Salome and The Rest on the Flight into Egypt by Caravaggio. Finally, the Portrait of Innocent X by Velazquez, will remain in the cabinet built for him in the last century by Andrea Busiri Vici.
Du Rififi at Palazzo Doria Pamphili
Two lawyers in large confabulation in an anonymous piece of the 8th section of the Civil Court of Rome. The judge listens, nods and eventually return both parties to a different audience. That is the public face of a case before the epilogue weighs one billion euros. Nothing else filter. In this court where everyone can come and borrow a piece of file, documents relating to case No. 4408/2007 are safe. The lawyers, like their customers refuse to talk.
Yet everybody knows, at least in name. This name carries much of the history of Italy. There are owners, a pope, Innocent X, cardinals, a palace on the Via del Corso in Rome, another in Genoa, castles and abbeys, farms and land, fourteen tracks, a church and one of largest private collections in the world. In the salons of the Nobilta romana, it says, it computes, we take advantage. Divided between supporters and opponents of Jonathan and Gesine Doria Pamphili, the Roman nobility asks: should be modern with Jonathan or "traditional" with Gesine?
To understand, it takes a little concentration, a taste for genealogy and interest in bioethics. Then, it goes alone. Descendants of one of the oldest and noblest families of Italy (the first track named Doria back to the year 941), Gesine and Jonathan were both adopted in Britain in the 1960s by Orietta Doria Pamphili and her husband Frank Pogson commoner. Boasting a dual British-Italian nationality, became Prince and Princess Doria Pamphili, the brother and sister have a different conception of the family, nor the management of their heritage. It was to resolve the dispute that continues Jonathan Gesine the court of Rome.
Gesine, 46, married to an Italian art expert very devout, has four daughters aged 6 to 16. Its activity in the field of art and conservation of family wealth and the devotion are in line with its prestigious ancestors. Jonathan, 47 years, just lost control of the business is another invoice. Gay said, it has seen the Gay Pride sponge. Already the thing has a bit disheveled at the palace. Married in a civil partnership in Britain with a Brazilian, Elson Edeno Braga, he also has two children, Emily and Andrea Filippo, born to two different surrogate mothers - in Kansas, five years ago for Emily, Ukraine there are four for Andrea Filippo.
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