3/30. Three works in 30 minutes. Materials and techniques

Free guided tour on the first Sunday of July

The VIVE Institute is offering on the first free Sundays a cycle of visits, different each month, to allow visitors to always admire various works and aspects of the museum's various collections. Every cycle includes four different tours of half an hour each and focuses on three works chosen as particularly illustrative. An invitation to come back every month, taking advantage of the free Sundays, to discover more treasures and explore new themes each time.

This month, the incredible variety of artefacts in Palazzo Venezia will offer the opportunity to discover in how many ways art can be made: using unusual and precious materials - such as the pyrite of the Head of a Woman attributed to Nicola Pisano or the ivory of the Casanatense Tryptic - or through the most disparate materials, which can even be combined in a single work, such as the Baroque altar cross in ebony, bronze and lapis lazuli. Art can also be made by using techniques to forge materials with skilful virtuosity (as proves the Bust of Pope Innocent X by Alessandro Algardi), or by perfecting craftsmanship such as wood carving, to achieve results of delicate sensitivity, as in the young Madonna by Pietro Alamanno.

WHEN: 3 July
TIME: ore 10:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 a.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:45 p.m, 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m.

At 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - Polymathic Baroque
At 10:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. - Precious Images
At 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. - Colourful Sculptures: Wood
At 12:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. - Terracotta or not?

WHERE: Palazzo Venezia.
MEETING POINT: via del Plebiscito, n. 118.

Information and Reservation

The free guided tours do not require the purchase of an entrance ticket.

See the schedule of current activities here.

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