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In 1625 the Barberini family purchased the Palazzo Sforza and other properties in the area which was to be incorporated to the Barberini palace we see today in Rome. Upon the death of Carlo Maderno, the first architect of the project, Gian Lorenzo Bernini succeeded as chief architect in 1629. Bernini's is the conception of the high central "salone', which extends through two stories of the palace. The salone culminates in the great vault on which Piero da Cortona frescoed his Divine Providence, a pictorial celebration of the spiritual and temporal glories of the Barberini.
Rome, Italy, Rome, Italy (Palazzo Sforza), Period: Italian Baroque, School: Baroque, Movement: Baroque, Italian, Painting, Painting
Period: Italian Baroque; School: Baroque; Movement: Baroque; Italian; Painting
Rome, Italy; Rome, Italy (Palazzo Sforza)
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Unknown, "The Triumph of Divine Providence (detail)" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 2591.