Vanitas. Lotto, Caravaggio, Guercino in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj (Until September 25, 2011)

Vanitas is the name for a symbolic work of art, that is especially associated with 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish painters, although for this exhibition the painters are generally from southern Europe.

Vanitas. Lotto, Caravaggio, Guercino in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj (Until September 25, 2011)

Caravaggio, Lorenzo Lotto, Jusepe de Ribera, Mattia Preti, Domenico Fetti and Guercino are amongst the more famous names of the exhibition “Vanitas. Lotto, Caravaggio, Guercino nella Collezione Doria Pamphilj” that will finish on September 25, 2011.

Vanitas refers to the meaninglessness of life and apart from the paintings there are also a number of objects to be seen that have this notion as their theme. “Vanity of vanities; all is vanity“, as is written in the Bible (Ecclesiastes 1:2).

The exhibition consists of 4 sections, three of which concerned with painting: Still Lifes, Sacred Paintings and Portraiture. The 4th section is dedicated to the collector and maecenas cardinal Benedetto Pamphilj and concludes with portraits of members of the Doria Pamphilj family.

The Galleria Doria Pamphilj is located on the Via del Corso, 305 and the opening hours are from 10 AM until 5 PM. Admission is 10,50 Euros.

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